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Mount Airy newspaper wars

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by curiousreader, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. curiousreader

    curiousreader New Member

    I saw this link in a Raleigh publication and wondered how the two daily papers in Mount Airy are faring. I understand that the Messenger has started a Sunday edition and that cuts have been made at some Heartland papers? Is that true?

  2. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    Mayberry has two papers? Good thing Aunt Bee ain't around. She'd hate to see her town growing up so much.
  3. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Heartland cleaned house some time ago - a year, perhaps - mere days after purchasing the Mount Airy News. And they've been busy gutting everything else they touch.

    I know an editor who got rudely run out in Mount Airy ... and luckily, the publisher got so fed up that he left in protest. Certainly one case where this board can't take aim for the top position ...

    Good for the Surry Messenger. Given Heartland's "method" of running a publication, it needs to be exposed for the poor, rotten scum it appears to be.
  4. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Given the overall depression in this business, the fact that there are two daily papers in a city with a population of 8,000 is off the charts. The Messenger, which is a free all-local paper, has the advantage of competing against those dunces at Heartland.
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