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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Left_Coast, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Wow. Could you help me out?
    I read through the aforementioned posts, and I can't find anywhere it was stated: "All Singleton employees are completely devoid of talent and should be fired. In fact, they should be executed."
  2. The Commish

    The Commish Guest

    This is an interesting read with some horrifying examples and numbers:

  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Same up here ... PKP has been making Conrad Black look like a pussy cat.
  4. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Damn, I was just about to post this, Commish.

    Love the reply from the Singleton flunky on the right side. "It's not feasible to do it that way anymore..."
  5. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    Amen, birdscribe. The Singleton flunky makes a better case against their operation that the former employee. Does this Kevin Keane realize what he said, especially about the fact that there is competition.

    I'd like input from anybody in the Bay Area on this thought: will the San Francisco region be the first area where newspapers will be rendered irrelevant? I ask that because the San Francisco papers seem to be in trouble and Singleton has most of the other papers. Also, San Francisco and Silicon Valley is probably more wired than anywhere else, and maybe people in that area are less likely to look for news in a newspaper.
  6. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Let me simplify:

    I spent five years of my life working for the Mother Fucker.
    Perhaps that will clear up any ambiguity.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I don't know about newspapers being irrelevant in the Bay Area. It is a highly educated, involved area with a lot of people who care about their community and the world at large. If anything, I think it is a market that is extremely ripe for an Internet-based news org that can eclipse the newspapers, radio and tv stations in the area.
  8. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    That's kind of my point - that the daily newspapers in the area simply aren't up to the challenge and that the papers are way out of touch with that. My other thought is that people in that area might read whatever is online before they would read - or if they would read - their local daily newspapers
  9. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    The Bay Area is where the concept of free-circulation dailies really took root in this country, though. So I don't think readers there have a problem with newsprint.
  10. boots

    boots New Member

    The bay area is very unique. A very high-educated community. The people on the East side have long felt they were ignored by the San Francisco papers.
    Unfortunately, there has long been an argument that the spread out community is not populated enough to have as many papers as it does.
  11. CaliforniaRed

    CaliforniaRed Member

    The Bay Area might be unique but it's not going to be the only MediaNews controlled area with a central copy desk. Lean Dean is getting ready to do the same in his other major Cali cluster.
  12. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Not that you can trust the fine people over at Wikipedia, but a check of the MediaNews entry shows Steve Rossi is a higher-up at Lean Dean's company.

    Steve's previous job experience... wait for it... an underling of Tony Ridder at Knight-Ridder.

    Is there a pattern forming here???
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