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Bakersfield Californian sold

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HanSenSE, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    A lot of territory between those cities.

    As nafselon mentioned, interesting covers, but the paper's devotion to local sports is amazing, in print and online. Menu includes heavy load or preps, a D1 mid-major in CSU Bakerfield, a juco and an AHL team.
  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    And the inevitable layoffs have started. Do know they have kept on preps writer Trevor Horn.
  3. bpoindexter

    bpoindexter Active Member

    He's there.
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Thank goodness.
    bpoindexter likes this.
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  6. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    So, where is the paper going to be printed now? I hadn't seen that mentioned.
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  9. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    This is about as dumb a statement as you've ever made. Corporate ownership ruined newspapers. Family ownership is what made them successful. As soon as big media took over, the industry turned south. Oh, and there was this thing that came along called the internet that might have contributed to their demise too.
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2019
  10. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Having a de facto monopoly on local advertising is what made them successful.
    wicked and SFIND like this.
  11. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    What? Who sold the newspapers to corporate? The families. The families gave up and sold so they could salvage a few million dollars.
  12. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they sold them. They built them. They didn't tear them down. The new owners tore them down. I worked for a family that owned a newspaper who did this. And they had nothing to do with what happened to the newspaper after they sold ownership.

    If I sell you a new car and you drive the fuck out of it and ruin it, is it my fault it's ruined because I sold it to you? I should have kept it? That's makes about as much fucking sense as your argument makes.
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