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Minneapolis Star Tribune files for bankruptcy

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by accguy, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. accguy

    accguy Member

    Not a surprise, but not good....

  2. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Newspapers ... bankrupt in cash and leadeship.
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    And the letter r. ::)
  4. Ric Flair guy

    Ric Flair guy Member

    The Strib's sports section is still strong. The news side has been bad for a long time. Wonder if the two Twin Cities dailies will ever merge?
  5. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    They could start by sharing content, like Dallas and Fort Worth.
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Listened to the Sports Huddle with Sid and Dave on WCCO. Sid Hartman is a columnist for the StarTrib. Sid was asked about the bankruptcy and came off sounding like an idiot. He said that the paper is great and putting out its best ever product. But didn't want to talk about the business side of things except that people like classified ads with pictures.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    A) Columnist is an inaccurate term. Hometown shill is more accurate.
    B) When doesn't Sid sound like an idiot?
  8. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    It was the first time I heard Sid on the radio. I'm new to the state and don't listen to the radio much on weekends.
  9. OK, Sid stories.
    Avengers, assemble!
  10. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I know that he once was furious with Tampa Bay Bucs beat writers because we were laughing during a Bucs-Vikings game and not giving the event the reverence it was entitled to -- this was between screaming about the officiating, of course. But unfortunately, that's all I got.
  11. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    How many regular staffers' jobs could Sid save by finally, at age 89 or whatever, retiring?

    Of course, he would also send into unemployment the staffers whose sole job is to clean up Sid's copy and make it publishable.
  12. Ric Flair guy

    Ric Flair guy Member

    Don't they have staffers that actually write Sid's columns? I don't think they've let him near a keyboard for the past 20 years.
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