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If this trend keeps up, we're gonna have to construct a sort of "Jurrasic Park" in which to store all the fossilized remains of newspapers...
1 posted on 02/02/2006 7:47:01 PM PST by abb
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The only sad thing about Scripps keeling over is that it sponsors the National Spelling Bee competition. I'd hate to lose the Bee. The rest of the operation can shrivel up and blow away.


2 posted on 02/02/2006 7:56:19 PM PST by RedRover (Run, Cindy, run! Look, Freepers, look! Funny, funny Cindy!)
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Well, as least Scripps has read the handwriting on the wall to the extent that they've diversified into cable TV.

No such luck for Bowater, whose main deal is the manufacture of newsprint. Here's a two-year look:


3 posted on 02/02/2006 7:56:55 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina (I've upped my standards! Up yours!)
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Half a million $$$ is chump change for Scripps. They're doing just fine.


5 posted on 02/02/2006 8:07:22 PM PST by Bernard Marx (Don't make the mistake of interpreting my Civility as Servility)
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The E.W. Scripps Co., a newspaper publisher and owner of the Food Network, Home & Garden Television and other cable networks...

If my wife's viewing habits are any indication, I'd say they're going broke because of incompetent management. I don't know how she can watch some giggling dingbat judge fish eye soup on "The Iron Chef" or some fruitcake paint someone's floor purple day after day after day - but she does.

Does anyone else have a wife that's addicted to "Trading Spaces" and the like? Are you an addict yourself? If so, acknowledge your disease here and now......you'll be taking your first step towards recovery.
6 posted on 02/02/2006 8:23:31 PM PST by Jaysun (The plain truth is that I am not a fair man, and don't want to hear both sides.)
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I recently canceled my subscription to the Rocky Mountain News because they forced me to take delivery of that liberal rag Denver Post on Sundays and sometimes on Wednesdays. I got tired of the charade that they are two different papers.


7 posted on 02/02/2006 8:32:59 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Regime change in Iran and Syria is required, and required now.)
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Kewl. Yet another new trophy to add to my shrine to Old Media. :) A work of FReeper performance art known as Got them Old Media Circulation Blues inspired by an ancient axiom that bad news sells. ;)

E.W. Scripps Reports 4Q Loss of $603,000 (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert) - 02/02/2006
Knight Ridder profit declines 22% (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert) - 01/31/2006
TIMES BOMBS ("paper of record" 2001-04 daily circulation off 19%) - 01/11/2006
TIMES' 4Q PROFIT OFF (attributes costs of 500 job cuts) - 12/22/2005
Gannett Nov. Revenue Drops 2.1% (Other MSM sinking, too) - 12/08/2005
L.A. Times Drags on Tribune Revenue (200 *more* layoffs expected) - 12/02/2005
Newspaper circulation down. Sanfrancisco Chronicle down 17% - 11/08/2005
Newspaper Circulation Continues to Decline (NY Daily News DOWN 1.5% - May 2005) - 10/24/2005
Bored readers cutting off Globe’s circulation - 10/20/2005
Time Inc. Gets A U.S. Subpoena About Circulation - 09/24/2005
Denver papers use liberal rules to boost circulation - 08/08/2005
Advertisers Sue 'Minneapolis Star Tribune' Over Circulation Inflation - 06/29/2005
Arrests made in Newsday circulation scandal - 06/16/2005
Los Angeles Times Reports March Circulation (Down, down, down) - 05/02/2005
Belo Begins Refunding Advertisers Over Inflated Circulation Figures (Texas) - 05/02/2005
Why Can’t the Washington Post Keep Circulation Up? - 07/23/2004
Newsday, Hoy publishers retire amid circulation scandal - 07/19/04
Publishers Seek Scapegoats for Circulation Woes - 07/05/2004
Tribune Company (LA Times parent) Admits Inflated Circulation Numbers At Two Papers - 06/23/2004
11 posted on 02/02/2006 9:33:58 PM PST by Milhous (Sarcasm - the last refuge of an empty mind.)
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