Newspaper survival

Doug Drown
Mon Mar 3 09:08:22 EST 2008

I get the Bangor Daily News, the Central Maine (read: Waterville) Morning 
Sentinel, and the Worcester Telegram and Gazette every day.  (I'm from 
central Mass. originally, and have been getting the T&G and its predecessor, 
the Telegram, for 45 years.)  I subscribe to the BDN chiefly for Maine, 
national and world news, the Sentinel for local news, and the T&G for news 
from my home area.  There are also certain features that I enjoy --- and 
therein, I think, lies much of the remaining appeal of newspapers.  Some 
people like reading the sports section, or the home and gardening section, 
or the food section, or whatever.  That's why they buy a paper.

There aren't many full-service radio stations around anymore (WGN is the 
about the only major one that comes to mind), so niche radio --- all-sports, 
all-news, all-talk, all-AOR, all tweenybopper (Radio Disney) ---  
fills the bill.  It caters to the same mindset.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <>
To: "Scott Fybush" <>
Cc: "Boston Radio Group" <>; 
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: Newspaper survival

>I am doing my morning routine at Starbucks with the Globe, Herald,
> Post and Daily News. I get the Times in the afternoon.
> All 4 papers having great fun with Hank Steinbrenner declaring war on 
> Boston.
> All 4 papers are thin with virtually no ads. 

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