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JRC shuts down 16 Ct. papers

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by sporting_guista, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Ugly. http://www.newhavenindependent.org/archives/2008/12/register_closes.php
     
  2. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    From the comments

     
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Twenty-one to the unemployment line.

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    They need to update that sign.
     
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Unbelievable... or it would be if it wasn't JRC...
    Bob couldn't take it with him, but he's hellbent on taking others with him.
     
  5. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    The spirit of Bob Jelenic lives on!
     
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Terrible. Makes my stomach ache.
     
  7. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    The good news is The New Haven Independent seems like it's still going strong. Paul Bass, the newspaper's editor and the article's author, is one of the better reporters in the state of Connecticut and a terrific guy.
     
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    An interesting article about the burgenoning independent dot-com press:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/18/business/media/18voice.html?_r=1&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink
     
  9. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    21 people at 16 papers. Ye gods.
     
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Step 2.5: Scream at sports editor and fire him over mispelling little Johnny Buttfuck's name in the youth hockey write-up.
     
  11. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I wonder sometimes why reporters don't take over local news operations themselves more often. You can build a terrific local news Web site at the fraction of the cost of a print publication and its a model that can be replicated across the country.
     
  12. jfs1000

    jfs1000 Member

    And how are you supposed to make a mortgage? take vacation? the problem isn't lack of people wanting to do the job. But, it requires either having a wealthy spouse, or even another job and you do it part-time.

    Would a local website bring in more than $30,000 a year?
     
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