Skip to comments.Cleveland Newspaper to be Delivered 3 Days a Week
Posted on 04/04/2013 4:15:30 PM PDT by MacNaughton
The Plain Dealer in Cleveland announced Thursday that it is cutting back home delivery of the newspaper to three days a week.
The Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest daily, will be delivered on Sunday and two other still unspecified days of the week beginning in late summer, publisher Terry Egger said in a news release. The newspaper will still be printed every day and be available for purchase at thousands of outlets in northeast Ohio.
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The ship is listing heavily to port and taking on water at a rapid rate.
Which basically means you’ll be getting your two day old news three days late.
What comes to mind for me is the old song, “Video killed the Radio Star”
I grew up reading the PD as a kid in Cleveland.
Like most of the things in my old hometown, it’s fading away.
My home town is about 30,000 people. They have one news paper and it just announced 3 day a week publication. The web page is all subscription and updated daily.
So I tell my 89 year old dad this and he says “what’s a web page?”.
These are changing times, indeed.
Cleveland Plain Dealer Endorses Obama
Purchase? Free is next. Deathwatch for it next.
Dinosaur Media Deathwatch!
And as a former subscriber to the Mobile Press-Register I have to agree.....went from 7 days a week to Sun-Wed-Fri and I can’t believe the hard left slant that it has taken.....now the AL.COM has become the daily for B’ham, Huntsville, Mobile and NOLA.....pretty pathetic....I predict that by the end of the year there will be NO newspaper here in any of the three Bama cities or NOLA - people just aren’t interested in reading something that’s been on line for a couple of days and who the hell wants to read their horoscope three days AFTER the fact (LOL).....
Birmingham News? Remember Carla Crowder? Formerly of the late Rocky Mountain News. Don’t see her name much anymore.
So, is it now just The Plain?
I lived downwind of the Std Oil refinery and US Steel, and swam in Lake Erie every summer.
How did I ever make it to 65 yrs old?
parrot owners all over ohio must be hacked
The Daily Dose is becoming the Thrice Weekly Wipe ping!
The parakeets are pissed.
Good. That means there are now four days a week when people in Cleveland aren’t being lied to by their newspaper.
“Which basically means youll be getting your two day old news three days late.”
Exactly! So why continue publishing it at all??
(Cue the Fat Lady)
The only newspaper I have delivered is the Sunday edition of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review and mainly for the comics and coupons. If I wanted to, I could read the comics online and I figure eventually, coupons will all be online too.
Newspaper delivery was cool back in the day. Young boys like my brother used to make spending money delivering the paper. It was a good learning experience for children. Now our papers are delivered by “drive-by” adults who throw the paper from a moving vehicle and who knows where it might land? It’s more of a nuisance to have the paper delivered than it is to pick up a copy at the local store.
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I grew up near that area. I’ve been away for quite some time but this isn’t surprising.
Less fish-wrap and compost fill is more sad than anything else.
even got to see Jim Brown once, my uncle took us to a Browns summer camp practice or something
The Cleveland Pig Sqealer has been on its way out years ago. Twice it campaigned for Obambozo and still has a weepy tear, knee jerk reaction to every lame-brained stupid libtard idea that comes along. The former Cleveland Press wasn’t much better. But, I won’t miss the Pig Squealer.
Even the adverts and classifieds are dropping. It’s cheaper to advertize on Craigs list or other internet options. Putting a three or four line advert in the papers is hugely expensive. Plus who reads them?
“Now our papers are delivered by drive-by adults who throw the paper from a moving vehicle and who knows where it might land? Its more of a nuisance to have the paper delivered than it is to pick up a copy at the local store.”
Some truth to that. My neighbor 2 years ago tried the subscription for the local paper (not worth mentioning as I hate it). What went on was the paper guy (non-English speaking Mexican) was warned so many times to leave the paper at the doorstep instead of outside the gate..and the paper dude kept doing it. He eventually unsubscribed after 3 weeks.
Ghoulardi!!! I remember him.
There is enough junk mail to take newspaper place. That's what I use.
When I retired I took on delivering the paper - did it for 5 years. I always put the paper where the customer wanted it - got better tips that way. Tell you something else, not only was the money great for me but I was able to write off on my taxes at least triple what I made. The write-off’s in that business are great. Hated to give it up.
You, sir, are a rarity these days. Too many people just put in time. They don’t really work. They don’t care how the job is done, or if the job is done.
I’ve had to fetch my home-delivered newspaper from the neighbor’s yard, the middle of the street or stuck in the rose bushes in the front yard. And while the carriers are required to bag each paper, they don’t. I’ve picked up a soggy mess on more than one occasion. One guy who did aim for the porch kept hitting the storm door. I told him, don’t do that; you might shatter the glass in the door. Sure enough, one cold morning the paper hit the door and the glass shattered. No common sense or sheer laziness.
I’m no hero in this. The paper I worked for fined me $1 for every wet or missdelivered paper. I was just looking out for my best financial interest.