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  •  As a long-time Post reader (3+ / 0-)
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    EJP in Maine, venger, gfre

    It's been wonderful to see the paper take serious issues on again under Bezos. No more articles on the joys of heterosexual marriage. For the record, I'm happily heterosexually married (30 years!), but, the subject isn't something that needs to take up substantial real estate on the front page of the A Section. We're back to the Post as the paper of Politics, which is what it ought to be. Whether that's all due to Bezos, I can't say, but, it is welcome.


    •  I'm not holding my breath, but... (1+ / 0-)
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      yes, it would be wonderful to see the Post regain some of its former glory.

      My Dad worked most of his life for a small city newspaper in PA, and as a child, we had 3 dailies every day -- his paper, and both the morning and afternoon (!) Pittsburgh papers.

      The processes are all different now, but there's still some printer's ink in my veins, and the day is not right if I don't have a newspaper nearby. The paper itself -- not just the content -- is like my security blanket.

      I read many things on my computer and my phone, but I still want to read the paper itself...afraid that's a dying breed today, so I hope the Post's digital subscriptions work out for them.

      "I think in America, the opposite of poverty is justice." Bryan Stevenson

      by gfre on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 07:11:04 AM PDT

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      •  The Post staff agrees with you (1+ / 0-)
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        but they can't make too much noise about it. What they do, as one last-gasp protest, is make certain the Web content and the paper content are slightly different, just to try to keep hardcopy alive. (I've steadfastly resisted E-readers myself, and learned to my delight that people who read a paper copy of a book tend to retain more if its contents than people who read on-line, for whatever reason.) I know this because one of my colleagues was interviewed a few months ago by the Post, and different photos showed up in the on-line and paper versions of the article. I brought in my paper section for her to give her Mom as a "permanent record," so to speak.


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