Skip to comments.Troubled San Francisco paper in danger of closing [San Francisco Chronicle is dying]
Posted on 02/25/2009 12:41:41 PM PST by rabscuttle385
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Chronicle joined the lengthening list of imperiled newspapers Tuesday as its owner set out to purge the payroll and slash other expenses in a last-ditch effort to reverse years of heavy losses.
If it can't reduce expenses dramatically within the next few weeks, the Hearst Corp. said it will close or sell the Chronicle, northern California's largest newspaper with a paid weekday circulation of 339,430.
Hearst didn't specify a savings target nor a deadline for wringing out the expenses. A Hearst spokesman didn't immediately respond to messages Tuesday.
But management made it clear that the cost-cutting will require a significant number of layoffs.
"Our current situation dictates that we accomplish these cost savings quickly," Chronicle Publisher Frank Vega wrote in a memo to the staff. "Business as usual is no longer an option."
(Excerpt) Read more at biz.yahoo.com ...
Unfortunately there are some legitimate businesses that rely on newspapers and although they do not support these papers’ leftwing politics they will lose customers.
Well, being that the movie was released in 1941, he came pretty close. Only off by 8 years.
Watchmen looks great. Of course they made Punisher and I think another flop too. But they came out of it great.
I wish it was possible to have a Spiderman series with movie quality, but its not
It would be interesting, but its SF. It’d be gay porn cartoons.
I must say, playing devils advocate, I can go online and read any newspaper for free, poor liberal jounalism notwithstanding. Before the internet I subscribed to the Washington Times and my local paper. Now I read them both for free online. Doesn’t seem like good business sense to me. Obviously web advert dollars don’t support them. I would be willing to pay a small online fee for good newspapers.
Hahahaha...well, technically, they are BOTH works of fiction...
Absolutely unreadable. It ain’t what he sez, it’s the way what he sez it. I have absolutely no basis for criticizing the substance of what he sez, because for the life of me I’ve never been able to comprehend it. I think he thinks he’s pretty clever, though.
Is it bad to wanna to take a whiz on their stock certificates? Considering the damage that Pravda by the Bay has done over the years, I say no to your question and to mine...
They can’t go out of business soon enough, in my opinion.
I hope the Mercury News is next.
Both are anti-American, anti-family, anti-capitalist tools of our enemies.
Their bias is every bit as blatant in their articles as it is in their editorials.
BANKRUPT the ENEMEDIA!
Good F’n riddance.
--It is not reader-friendly. There are too many sections that are about 8 pages each. It's hard to find the sports section without disassembling the entire paper. Do we really need a Wine section?
--The internet/24 hour news channels.
--Blurring the lines between news and opinion.
--Functioning as a cheerleader for reporters/editors' favorite politicians.
Ultimately, the Chron is suffering what has undermined the entire newspaper business: too many people entering journalism who "want to make a difference" instead of a love of writing or because of the excitment of the profession. There is a place for advocacy journalism (Village Voice, Bay Guardian, the gay weeklies) but it has no place in a major daily newspaper. To focus on the far left is a bad business decision.
Who knew death could be so much fun to watch?
Herb Cain was very interesting usually very provocative. They also ran Debra Saunders I think was her name she was good. It was sometime in the early eighties I realized the content was different depending where you lived. they had 5 stars on the front and you might live in a 3 star and get the more Conservative pictures and content do not remember how it worked. they punched out some vile things over the years.
Wasn't that because Stan Lee was rolled for all he was worth by Hillary Clinton? Wasn't that what the whole Peter Paul thing was about?
burn, baby burn ........
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.