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OK, this is getting pathetic

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by deskslave, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    An offshoot of the hyperlocal discussion, I suppose, but it's so ridiculous I felt like I needed to make another thread.

    This is, as of about midnight Eastern, the front page of AJC.com, the home page of the largest, and theoretically most important, newspaper in the Southeast. Apologies for any primitiveness in the image, but I think you get the point.

    How far are we going to go in dumbing down our newspapers?

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  2. I could have sworn that was a screen shot of my old paper's Web site. Sad, very sad.
  3. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    I bet their single-copy sales, subscription renewals and starts, and ad revenue just went through the roof.
  4. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    How fucking sad.
  5. chilidog75

    chilidog75 Member

    I'm just glad to see that buffet restaurant in Duluth didn't score a 15 again on its latest inspection. Wow.
  6. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    At least it's not the front page of their paper. yet.
  7. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Member

    Give it time
  8. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Hey, coulda been a sequence of Furman Bisher head shots over the decades.
  9. But the hit counts! Can you imagine the hit counts?!
  10. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    And just wait until they get to the costumed cats. I mean, what's cuter than a regular cat? Why, a cat in a costume, of course.
  11. Midnight isn't exactly a huge news hour. If you want to push some online-only, low-to-zero-news-value content that you can sell to advertisers, that's as good a time as any.
  12. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

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