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Takedown of OC Register owner Aaron Kushner

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SnarkShark, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    Sad, but I'm sure there are plenty of people ready and willing to say "I told you so."

  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Wicked art, too ...

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  3. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    What's with the "Nice Shirt; Smug Mug" cutline on the first photo?
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    First they came for the massage ads, and I said nothing.

    This story shows as much as anything what suckers journalists can be. Nobody should have believed his shit from Day 1 and yet everyone is shocked that it didn't work out.
  5. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    I still think this could have worked out had he not extended himself too thin. It was one thing to do this with a single paper. To try and expand the empire across Southern California?

    I'm not 100 percent cynical about this. Hey, at least someone tried something different. It ended up with the same result (Layoffs! Space cuts! Off with the heads!) but it was an experiment.

    EDIT: Oh, and the hard paywall was a joke, as was charging readers the same amount of money to read the e-replica as if you lived in the area. Most companies offer the e-edition at a reduced price (even Gannett, which charges $10 a month at a lot of its properties as opposed to $20-25 a month for the print product and full digital).
  6. SEC Guy

    SEC Guy Member

    So, when does the Simers to the LA Daily News or ESPN LA rumor start?
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    *Raises hand*
  8. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    I don't think anybody was a sucker. I don't think anyone totally believed. I don't think everyone (or anyone, for that matter) is shocked that it didn't work out.

    I think people were wishful, and genuinely hopeful. And now they're saddened.
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    So should anyone believe anything after the failed JRC/DFM/Thunderdome and OCR debacles?

    Whole lot of hot air and promises and neither lasted a year.
  10. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Sure. If you want money and job security, go into medicine. Don't even have to become an MD. Nursing, medical coding, pharmacy, MRI technician, physical therapy, dentistry, dental hygiene. . . .

    Anything else, all bets are off.
  11. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Just curious. How did it read at the height of staffing? Like the second coming of the Chandler LA Times?
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Medical coding seems to be one of those fields in which a lot of people have been going to school for, only to find that there aren't jobs.

    The others, though, you are right.
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