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  •  I still like the LA Times (2+ / 0-)
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    YucatanMan, elwior

    it may not be perfect, but its better than our local daily.    If it's worse now, it must have been really great before 2000.

    "If you can't take their money, eat their food, drink their booze and then vote against them, you have no business being up there."

    by Betty Pinson on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:17:57 AM PDT

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    •  Downhill slide started in 1995 when the... (2+ / 0-)
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      YucatanMan, elwior

      ..."Cereal Killer" arrived as publisher.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:25:46 AM PDT

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      •  Will this give another paper the opportunity to be (1+ / 0-)
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        elwior

        the Los Angeles newpaper of record?

        Is that time Past?

        Notice: This Comment © 2013 ROGNM

        by ROGNM on Fri May 03, 2013 at 02:11:50 PM PDT

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        •  Way past. Starting a dead-tree newspaper... (2+ / 0-)
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          elwior, ROGNM

          ...in a major city?

          Los Angeles has for 40 years had difficulties in what newspaper circulation departments call penetration. The Times never had more than 1.2 million daily circulation, about 25-30% of the adult population at its peak. That's way low compared with other big-city papers in the same time period. Now, it's 675,000 daily circulation and still slipping. That means it's been losing 30,000 subscribers a year since I left in 2000.

          Even a multi-billionaire would be hard-pressed to start up something to compete with (or replace) that remnant operation. I don't think it will ever totally die, or even go the route of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Detroit Free Press or Times-Picayune , all of which have cut back to three days a week print versions. But it will never be anything like it once was.

          Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

          by Meteor Blades on Fri May 03, 2013 at 03:23:00 PM PDT

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