Death of a Newspaper

Whether due to greed or desperation our local newspaper has started to charge for access to their website. Many newspaper websites have taken this route. Perhaps it is a necessary step, a needed path of revenue. Of course this assumes that the newspaper in question has a product worth buying. Our local newspaper is so lame that even investing the nominal charge of $10 a month is a difficult decision. After all, the main attraction of the site before was the ability to host my blog. Now that the blogs are gone the only remaining draw is the opinion section, or commenting on the various articles. Even that requires the nominal subscription and I am contemplating if it is worth the price.

The Newspaper, News Journal, it is called, is very much a small town publication with a most definite religious slant. Conservative in a high degree no doubt to the publisher Gannett, and the new individual installed at the helm of the News Journal. Catering to the audience in this town means being subservient to the religious.

My blog on the News Journal site, I have been told, created a great deal of traffic for the site, as well as caused many people to think. I was one of the few voices speaking out in opposition to those who toe the Republican speaking points and those who parroted the tired old memes of religious extraction. Now that blog is silenced, possibly forever.

If the blogs are returned to the site I might consider a subscription of nominal amount. It certainly isn’t worth it now.

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5 Responses to Death of a Newspaper

  1. Austin Lynch says:

    i agree with your sentiments, mr. workman. i paid for one month, and have already cancelled.

    austin lynch(aloc)

  2. drenn1077 says:

    I really miss your blog, Aloc, it was a breath of fresh air.

  3. Anonymous says:

    thx, http://aloc102.blogspot.com/

    by doing a google search of your screen name, your latest blogs may be found on the nj website. many would bear rereading.

    jerry

  4. Austin Lynch says:

    DELETING COOKIES EVERY FEW HOURS IN YOUR (GO9OGLE) BROWSER AND NOT LOGGING IN TO FAKEBOOK SHOULD GET YOU ALL THE FREE ARTICLES YOU WANT, BUT YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT.

  5. drenn1077 says:

    Unfortunately it requires you check in with facebook.

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