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Unable to makes ends meet on circ of 8,000,000

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by friend of the friendless, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    Once a license to print money, RD files for Chapter 11.


    I did something this year for the Canadian RD. Its circ is more than twice as big as the No. 2 mag here. Paid amazingly well. There were rumbles that Canadian RD was in some sort of straits (and there was subsequent bloodshed in management). Can't see how RD in the U.S. can't make it work with their numbers. Yeah, they're cratering but still, eight million, if there are any advertisers out there at all ... another sign of the media apocalypse.

  2. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    These institutions are having the same problem many are having. The national advertising base is shrinking and breaking up. That leaves a regional and local base -- those that are still around -- battered by an weak economy, weak dollar, weak consumer and lenders not willing to extend credit.
    They call that "shit stew."
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    That's life in these United States.
  4. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    And you can put it on the boarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd, yes!
  5. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Chapter 11: New Hope for Reader's Digest
  6. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    I'm Joe's Debt.

  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    What's the condensed version of this story?
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    This thread proves laughter is the best medicine.
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    That's good, because it sure as hell didn't pay to enrich my word power.
  10. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Readers' Digest files Chapter 11

    (For vision-impaired readers)
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    This was just outstanding.
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Well, I think That's Outrageous!
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