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NY Times: Display ads on A1

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Clerk Typist, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    As of today, 1/5/2009:


    The last of the ad barriers to fall, I think.
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Actually, I don't think the New York Post puts ads on their cover. Imagine that.
  3. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    If that's what it takes, fine with me. No problem at all.
  4. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Call it a sign of the times.
  5. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    It's amazing how all of us would have been outraged, what, five years ago? And now it's just another step down the same road.
  6. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    True enough...but dammit, it's the NYT. Now everything is for sale.
  8. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    The first paper I ever worked for, the one I grew up reading, has always had front-page advertisement. I used to cringe. Now I guess I should be proud it was ahead of its time.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Kind of like the home plate rotational signage at baseball games.

    When you first saw it, it was like putting an ad on the alter at church. Now it's no big deal.
  10. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Washington Post doesn't sell its front page.
    My local metro doesn't do front page, or section front ads.
    They might the last metro left that doesn't do any ads on any section front.
  11. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    I deal with this shit on our sports section front every Sunday I work the desk.

    And our A1 designers deal with it almost every day.
  12. ringer

    ringer Member

    Considering what the front-page ad most recently replaced (a mini version of NYT contents page), the space was already being wasted on non-news so it's not a seismic shift. Meanwhile... can we talk about those 2 full pages of contents that the NYT is still running on the the inside of section A... followed by another wasted page with NYTweb promos (and a small corrections box)?

    Honestly -- if the NYT still cared about news and is really downsizing, why does it completely waste 3 of its first four pages of Section A that way?

    Bueller? Bueller?
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