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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Those Who Print Are "Screwed"

That's an actual quote and I believe a technical use of the term....a citizen stringer passed along this Editor and Publisher article that has Craigslist founder Craig Newmark telling the Newspaper Association of America's annual convention:

...this is a time of "creative destruction" and that he has a "great deal of sympathy for people who run the printing presses. They are screwed." It's not that journalism is becoming obsolete; rather the delivery methods are changing: "Even the kids realize news is important. The problem is paper is too expensive," he said.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe we could bet City Council to ban newspapers. The Independent is online, so there is a great source for news, and it sure would improve the environment. Ban Junk Mail too!

5/17/2007 8:42 PM  
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5/17/2007 9:09 PM  
Anonymous Don Jose de la Guerra y Noriega said...

Ban people! THAT would help the environment.

5/18/2007 10:54 AM  
Anonymous niceFLguy said...

Nice suggestion, Don Jose. But the whales can't bring down a newspaper by themselves, the darter snails can't tap dance through the politics of the planning board, and gopher tortoises know nothing about commercial real estate values in the changing market economy. Heck, my cat lacks opposable thumbs and can't even open a can of food without my help. But keep those suggestions coming!

5/19/2007 6:28 AM  
Anonymous Don Jose de la Guerra y Noriega said...

Thinking about journalists who get fired this morning and I noticed this in the Kremlin.

"More than a half-dozen journalists with the Russian News Service, which produces reports that reach millions of radio listeners, resigned to protest the new pro-Kremlin management's policy that at least 50 percent of coverage must be positive, according to former correspondents."

But then I thought about how 50% of the postings here on the blog must be negative and against Dr. Laura. It seems to me she just wants marriage before babies, responsible parenting, and if you have children you should steer clear of divorce, and of course I should mention her interest in the end of "Hump," at UCSB's Nexus!

There... now we're at 25% positive Dr. Laura at least.

Just doing my journalistic duty!

5/19/2007 6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's happened to the News-Press is not "creative destruction," it's "the peroxide-has-penetrated-her-thinking destruction."

5/19/2007 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've lost track of DL since she cruised the State Street a few weeks ago and noticed that the "leasing entity" was raising rates and that might result in our quaint locally owned businesses being replaced by chain stores... has the City Council figured out something to do about that yet?

5/19/2007 11:04 PM  
Anonymous snarky said...

Minards column was actually about Santa Barbara.
Cheers, hip hip cherio ;)

5/22/2007 8:57 AM  

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