Somewhat OT: Times Co. threatens to shutter Boston Globe.
Sun Apr 5 15:09:04 EDT 2009
And Raymond's, King's, Gem.............
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Subject: Re: Somewhat OT: Times Co. threatens to shutter Boston Globe.
> At 01:31 PM 4/5/2009, Kevin Vahey wrote:
>>Newspapers simply have not recovered from Craigs List which just
>>destroyed small classifieds. Monster has taken the bulk of major
>>employment ads and that is where papers made their profit.
> There's also consolidation-- Boston newspapers used to have huge circulars
> from Jordan Marsh (gone), Filene's (gone), Filene's Basement (in big
> trouble financially), Zayre's (gone), Lechmere (gone)... you get the
> idea...And with car companies in trouble, the newspapers are really
> struggling to find those big advertisers who used to keep them going in
> the past.
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