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Gannett is bitching about money. All hands on deck!!!!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Drip, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    This may lead to more cutbacks.
    http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003841764
     
  2. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    If newspapers are showing ad declines in a hotly contested election year, how brutal is 2009 going to be?
     
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Ad sales SUCK!?!?!

    What a surprise.
     
  4. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    Hands were already there. Oh, wait, you said DECK.
     
  5. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Not sure if elections have much sway. I can't recall any ads in my paper during the primaries or currently.
     
  6. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Excellent point. I think both parties view the internet as the way to reach voters.
     
  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    That holds true for the presidential race, and to a lesser extent congressional races. But at the state, county, municipal level, print has always been the go-to source.
     
  8. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Maybe my paper has some policy against it, then (hard to imagine, though, if it would make money).

    But there are some 35 municipalities in my county, and never any political ads.
     
  9. WS

    WS Member

    I figure they'll hire more advertising people and cut more editorial people.
     
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    BOHICA time.
     
  11. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    that just seems odd. we were over-run by them during the primaries for loca/state offices.
     
  12. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Election ads are a TV boost. For the vast majority of newspapers, it doesn't mean shit.
     
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