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Comments on: Connecticut Rescue https://newspaperdeathwatch.com/connecticut-rescue/ Chronicling the Decline of Newspapers and the Rebirth of Journalism Sat, 24 Jan 2009 20:39:48 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.2 By: mc https://newspaperdeathwatch.com/connecticut-rescue/comment-page-1/#comment-383 Sat, 24 Jan 2009 20:39:48 +0000 http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/?p=997#comment-383 Hyper-local is the future of the printed media if it is done correctly. But, like newspaper Web sites, it is being mishandled. Beyond the Library reading progams, car wrecks and home invasions, the governmental machinations have to be reported in an easy-to-read, understandable format. Dissertations on downtown tax-break zones and references to zoning changes without explanation of the nuances don’t cut it. Hyper-local also doesn’t mean, as one of my former editors seemed to believe, printing a mess of reader-submitted press releases, unedited. The need to cover the small town is there, we just have to find the formula. Big cities, the nation and world are lost to newspapers. They are the province of the Web and TV (for now).

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By: Rehab Blogg https://newspaperdeathwatch.com/connecticut-rescue/comment-page-1/#comment-382 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 23:33:12 +0000 http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/?p=997#comment-382 […] Connecticut Rescue | Newspaper Death Watch […]

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By: F https://newspaperdeathwatch.com/connecticut-rescue/comment-page-1/#comment-386 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 14:41:45 +0000 http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/?p=997#comment-386 The trouble with ad staffs as you appropriately mention is they’re not convinced by the so-called small sales online. They just see the commission, and why chase a small commission online vs. a much bigger one in print. Even if somewhere they realize that big print one won’t be there for long. Another major problem, just like on the editorial side with diehard print reporters, is that they fundamentally don’t understand the web and don’t care to. They want gimmicks to sell the online ads for them. Or they go after their usual accounts and don’t think, hey, maybe that guy who always resists the print ad costs would be a perfect fit for a series of online ads! Or, hey, someone’s trying to target an audience that gravitates to one section of our site, let’s sell them an exclusive high priced sponsorship of that whole section! No, it’s just sell the same old ad, stick it somewhere in the print edition and hand me my check.

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By: Newspaper Fan https://newspaperdeathwatch.com/connecticut-rescue/comment-page-1/#comment-385 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 05:54:57 +0000 http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/?p=997#comment-385 The Springfield publisher has the same quote after every round of layoffs, which have happened 3 times in the past 18 months. “We are still the foremost provider of news in the region.” Whatever. I worked for this fool for a year back in 1992-93 and he was the single reason I left that place. Best move I ever made. I knew he was bad news from Day One. Just a few years ago he was singing how his newspaper, unlike others, never laid anyone off. Guess you can’t make that claim anymore.

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By: Donotpublish myname https://newspaperdeathwatch.com/connecticut-rescue/comment-page-1/#comment-384 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 20:23:53 +0000 http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/?p=997#comment-384 Buffalo News announces new round of buyouts
http://buffalo.bizjournals.com/buffalo/stories/2009/01/05/daily35.html?ana=e_du_pub

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