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Reader sues Raleigh N&O for cutting staff, paper size

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ondeadline, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1137259.html">The guy filing the suit is a former reporter with the Fayetteville Observer.</a>
  2. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member


    Are there any other precedents?

    Revisit the business model, eh?
    Who says anyone has the business model that is best going to figure out the future of newspapers?
    I say the ones who have some of those answers (if they're out there) are not the ones in position to influence that model.
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    John Drescher, executive editor of The News & Observer, said he's glad that Hempstead is a loyal reader and that the N&O has meant so much to him.

    "We've had some really good papers recently, and they're worth more than the 36 cents a day that Mr. Hempstead is paying us," Drescher said.

    "In fact, he owes me money," Drescher continued. "So when he gets a lawyer, he can work with my lawyer and figure out how much he's going to pay me for the excellent coverage he's been getting recently."

    I respect the EE's spunk, but I'm guessing this lawyer/reader has a hundred examples of how the paper he's reading today pales in comparison to last year's or a few years ago. And that's gonna be hard to argue against.
  4. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    That is one smug EE.
  5. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

    Drescher's a good guy. I'm sure he's saying that tongue-in-cheek.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It's all funny til he loses...
  7. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    Well, he comes off sounding like a cock, there.
  8. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I interpreted his statements to be a joke.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    The jury won't.
  10. SEeditor

    SEeditor Member

    No kidding, especially when you consider he'd have to say the same thing about all the other subscribers that "owe him money."

    And from the times that I've met him, I like John Drescher.
  11. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    Absurdity breeds absurdity. The response was perfect considering the suit.
  12. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Still needs to rise above the fray. Again, that higher-level pursuit is one of the major distinctions the traditional media bring in a flattened landscape.
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