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On 9/30/2019 at 11:19 PM, DirtyHarry said:

 

I was in the next county yesterday. On the convenience store news rack was the local Gannett paper for Licking County, which was just a few pages. on the second shelf was The Columbus Dispatch, a Gatehouse property.

 

I wondered to myself if it would make sense to have the Newark Advocate as a wraparound or whatever they call it for The Columbus Dispatch. Let The Advocate do its thing, however little it is these days, include The Dispatch along with it just so the paper doesn't look so pathetic and there is something to sell to subscribers.

Gannett/Gatehouse should really make an effort to acquire the Plain Dealer from Advance.   Its a pathetic shell of it's former self like the other Advance properties.

 

They did sell the Times-Picayune to the owners of the Advocate, the paper that spawned as a local edition of the Baton Rouge daily paper when Advance took away daily editions.  However, much of the TP's staff was laid off in the merger and the same could be said given Gatehouse's sizeable holdings in Ohio.

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42 minutes ago, MikePulse said:

Meanwhile in Orlando, after 40 years, it's Martie Salt's time to go gently.

 

 

Everytime I go to Central Florida on vacation, my team was always Bob and Martie. Always them, nobody else (even though you can put Jim and Wendy in that convo.)

 

I'm so happy for her but Central Florida will soon lose a gripping, yet important voice in local news in the market. First Bob, now Martie. If I wish for anything, I just hope Bob can come back at least for one more day to join Martie on her final day. That's all I ask. That would be AMAZING to see Bob and Martie together, one final time before the year's up.

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4 minutes ago, TheRolyPoly said:

 

Everytime I go to Central Florida on vacation, my team was always Bob and Martie. Always them, nobody else (even though you can put Jim and Wendy in that convo.)

 

I'm so happy for her but Central Florida will soon lose a gripping, yet important voice in local news in the market. First Bob, now Martie. If I wish for anything, I just hope Bob can come back at least for one more day to join Martie on her final day. That's all I ask. That would be AMAZING to see Bob and Martie together, one final time before the year's up.

Well, Bob did it before, when he joined Martie for the noon on his last day. Who's to say he won't give an encore performance?

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2 minutes ago, MikePulse said:

Well, Bob did it before, when he joined Martie for the noon on his last day. Who's to say he won't give an encore performance?

 

Encore, please Bob? Encore!

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8 hours ago, tyrannical bastard said:

Gannett/Gatehouse should really make an effort to acquire the Plain Dealer from Advance.   Its a pathetic shell of it's former self like the other Advance properties.

 

They did sell the Times-Picayune to the owners of the Advocate, the paper that spawned as a local edition of the Baton Rouge daily paper when Advance took away daily editions.  However, much of the TP's staff was laid off in the merger and the same could be said given Gatehouse's sizeable holdings in Ohio.

 

Be careful what you wish for.  This merger is not good news for journalism or its readers.  GateHouse basically kills newspapers, eliminating most staff, cut content and include much less locally generated stories.  They bought the paper where I grew up, and it is a shadow of itself.  Their website also has a draconian fire wall, 3 here articles a month.  That's all.  Gannett bought my local paper 2 years ago (the Bergen/North Jersey Record) they, got rid of a good portion of the staff, cut content but is still better than a GateHouse run paper.  Sadly, when GateHouse managers take over, which they will considering New Media/GateHouse is buying Gannett but using the name for the combined operation,  even worse cuts are going to be made that will beg the question:  why bother subscribing anymore.  Operators like GateHouse have made a vicious cycle.  If they invested, beefed up local reporting, then they too can have a renaissance like the Post or Times.  The DOJ approving this merger is the death of many more local papers.  I'd rather have a Newhouse/Advance paper despite the cuts made at the Star Ledger.  It's still much better than the Record under Gannett's stewardship.  

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4 hours ago, NowBergen said:

This merger is not good news for journalism or its readers.  GateHouse basically kills newspapers, eliminating most staff, cut content and include much less locally generated stories.  They bought the paper where I grew up, and it is a shadow of itself.  

 

Not fair. If you can't sell ads, you can't keep the place running. They can't sell classifieds because of Craig's List, department and appliance stores no longer can advertise in papers, car dealers use mostly digital platforms these days. Most of their profitable clients are gone. Without advertising money, you can't have as much staff. What they are trying to do makes sense in the current environment.

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4 hours ago, DirtyHarry said:

 

Not fair. If you can't sell ads, you can't keep the place running. They can't sell classifieds because of Craig's List, department and appliance stores no longer can advertise in papers, car dealers use mostly digital platforms these days. Most of their profitable clients are gone. Without advertising money, you can't have as much staff. What they are trying to do makes sense in the current environment.

 

As I said it is a vicious circle they have created.  Cut reporters and columnists, many long time favorites, cut content, lose subscribers, then lose advertising. It's not a good model.  Once GateHouse takes over, I'll probably drop my subscription too.

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On 10/2/2019 at 8:48 AM, tyrannical bastard said:

Gannett/Gatehouse should really make an effort to acquire the Plain Dealer from Advance.   Its a pathetic shell of it's former self like the other Advance properties.

 

They did sell the Times-Picayune to the owners of the Advocate, the paper that spawned as a local edition of the Baton Rouge daily paper when Advance took away daily editions.  However, much of the TP's staff was laid off in the merger and the same could be said given Gatehouse's sizeable holdings in Ohio.

When did Advance/Newhouse started to decline?

 

17 hours ago, NowBergen said:

 

As I said it is a vicious circle they have created.  Cut reporters and columnists, many long time favorites, cut content, lose subscribers, then lose advertising. It's not a good model.  Once GateHouse takes over, I'll probably drop my subscription too.

With all those newspapers they're buying up, GateHouse (soon to be the new and improved (not) Gannett) seems to be becoming the Sinclair of the newspaper industry.

 

Well, I guess the Gannett name will become damaged goods because it is going to be associated with some evil driving force buying newspapers large and small and ruining them, not what it was in the past when the company that was called Gannett was a company that owned TV stations (and ran them well) as well as newspapers.

 

Soon, you will have this horrible, evil Gannett that is the worst of all newspaper owners, and the mediocre-at-best and buying-any-station-they-can-have-their-hands-on TEGNA that we already have now.

 

Who will want to read USA Today 5 or 10 years from now, between all this and the fact that the newspaper industry is already dying? Will USA Today even exist in 10 years? Looks like GateHouse is a total joke. It will soon be called Gannett but that won't change it. This company is so bad that Advance/Newhouse would look like Belo in comparison.

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On 10/3/2019 at 1:33 AM, DirtyHarry said:

 

Not fair. If you can't sell ads, you can't keep the place running. They can't sell classifieds because of Craig's List, department and appliance stores no longer can advertise in papers, car dealers use mostly digital platforms these days. Most of their profitable clients are gone. Without advertising money, you can't have as much staff. What they are trying to do makes sense in the current environment.

About the only reliable source of income newspapers have these days is public notices. Here in Maine there was a push to eliminate public notice advertising in newspapers, as newspaper circulation has fallen precipitously and government entities can publish public notices for free on their official websites or on Facebook or Twitter, but the newspaper lobby managed to nix that idea.

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19 hours ago, Conrad said:

When did Advance/Newhouse started to decline?

2012 and 2013, when they ended daily production of many of their newspapers for a digital-first revamp.  Alabama was really hard hit since it was essentially a merger of all their newspapers in Huntsville, Birmingham and Mobile.  The ensuing job cuts resulted in an organization that decimated news coverage across all 3 papers.   Even in New Orleans where these moves spawned a daily New Orleans edition of the Baton Rouge Advocate that later bought out and merged what was left of the Times-Picayune.

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Today was Brigida Mack's last day at WBTV...she is leaving the station after 10 years. Her reporting work, involvment in the community, as well as launching their 4pm newscast and (now-defunct) 8pm newscast on their .2 (Bounce TV) were really some key reasons why WBTV has overtaken WSOC for No. 1 in the ratings.

 

 

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10 hours ago, TheRob said:

KSHB has found a replacement for Dee Jackson.

 

 

 

Figures they'd hire someone white. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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2 hours ago, DirtyHarry said:

 

Figures they'd hire someone white. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

and blonde, going for the elderly angry white Fox News demo?

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“There’s a lot of choices to get information now and very few involves watching a television. Yet you’ve stuck with us, and keep watching us, and we’re so thankful for that. I’m so thankful for that.” Well said Mr. Deanno. 
 

 

 

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11 hours ago, nomadcowatbk said:

and blonde, going for the elderly angry white Fox News demo?

She isn't hot enough for Fox.

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WTVJ’s Dan Krauth signed off recently and is heading way up I-95 to WABC-TV. I know a few of TVJ’s producers have done stints and WABC but a few returned “home”. 

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8 hours ago, rkolsen said:

WTVJ’s Dan Krauth signed off recently and is heading way up I-95 to WABC-TV. I know a few of TVJ’s producers have done stints and WABC but a few returned “home”. 

Dan was a great reporter down here. Glad he is going to target bigger fish in NYC. Also I really miss Paul deanno when he was at wtvj.

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3 hours ago, bhratbrat said:

Dan was a great reporter down here. Glad he is going to target bigger fish in NYC. Also I really miss Paul deanno when he was at wtvj.

In addition to losing Dan, Darryl Forges is also moving on up to a bigger market. He is going to Atlanta but no word yet on which station he is joining.

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On 9/27/2019 at 1:24 PM, TheRolyPoly said:

 

If not, THE most-watched FOX affiliate in the country. I think WSVN regularly pulls in 300,000+ viewers for their news at 10pm (I saw that number years ago but not sure of 2019 numbers tho).

I guess for now, the CW is stuck with WSFL, even if CBS decides to do something with CW on WBFS or something....

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