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Great, heartbreaking piece by NYT's Dan Barry on Bristol Press

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JohnnyChan, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. JohnnyChan

    JohnnyChan Member

  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    What paper do Bristolians take? The Courant?
  3. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Mostly the Courant although some will take the New Haven Register. My former hockey stringer, Jack Lautier, who also wrote a couple of books about the Hartford Whalers, worked at the Bristol Press. Jack died a few years ago but he was kind of a curmudgeon's curmudgeon and I'd love to have heard his take on the stuff that's happening there.
  4. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I think JohnnyC's link takes you to page 2...here's the link to the beginning of the story:

  5. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that link, JC. Outstanding read.

    I know that our local newspapers face their own struggles ... but at least they'll live or die on their own, not at the command of someone in an office several states away.
  6. JohnnyChan

    JohnnyChan Member

    Thanks for the assist, 21. My ham-handedness with linking knows no bounds ...
  7. huntsie

    huntsie Active Member

    That could be written about my shop -- except we don't know the date of death yet. Probably sooner rather than later.
  8. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    That was awesome, and this gem was absolutely friggin perfect...

    "....Let us pause long enough to notice that copy of The Bristol Press sitting on the sleek gray counter of the Applewood diner, its crossword puzzle half-complete, its clue for 20 across, five letters — “positive thinking” — unanswered. ....."
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    i'm on a train into nyc right now and read the hard copy. man alive. made me a bit ... choked up with that last graph. what a great story chock full of emotion. felt like i was right there in bristol.
  10. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    That was a truly great line.
  11. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Just a very simple, great last paragraph, too:

  12. koolbreeze

    koolbreeze Member

    Great, great article ... really hits home. Thanks for the link, JC.
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