Skip to comments.Pittsburgh Will Become Largest Major U.S. City Without Daily Print Newspaper
Posted on 08/28/2018 9:51:55 AM PDT by davikkm
The city of Pittsburgh will become the largest U.S. city without a daily print newspaper following the Post-Gazettes announcement that it is ceasing publication of its Tuesday and Saturday editions. The 232-year-old Post-Gazette announced in June that it planned to scale back print editions of its daily newspaper, while leaving the schedule of its digital version unchanged.
Its the year 2018, and with the way people review and expect to review information and news, we think were doing the right thing, said Block Communications Inc. vice president of legal and government affairs Keith Wilkowski in a statement. We will be publishing a (digital) newspaper seven days a week.
[F]rankly, we reach more people via online than through the print publication, the executive added.
The Post-Gazettes editorial employee union president Mike Fuoco slammed the decision to cut back daily print edition of the paper, suggesting the move would be a breach of public trust.
Were very sorry the company has made this decision. Were very sorry for the people who cherish having print newspapers seven days a week, and theres a lot of people like that, a disappointed Fuoco wrote. I know that its a difficult time for newspapers, but I think that the Blocks need to also recognize that theres a public trust and a public responsibility that they have by owning a newspaper thats been in existence for 231 years, he added. I would hate to think that theyre abandoning that legacy.
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If the newspapers were not so leftist, they might be able to make a profit.
They are fortunate. The paper here is an anti-Trump, liberal rag. I won’t get it even for the coupons on Sundays. Now if we could just make the local news channels go bust.
Another dinosaur newspaper is circling the drain!
50 years from now...”What’s a newspaper?”
The 4th estate is a 5th column.
Printed newspapers have shrunk in size and gone way up in price on the newsstand, from what I’ve seen.
Maybe printed newspapers will be obsolete.
Decades ago, many cities had multiple newspapers, both morning and evening papers.
Decades ago, there were many magazine is such as Look and Life and Collier’s and Saturday evening post, which simply went under because of a changing marketplace.
Daily printed newspapers may well go away or cut back to Sundays only eventually, as times and technology are changing.
The whole time space continuum has been displaced!
It need not be that way.
Any bets on how many months before this record is broken?
You’re the expert on the topic.
I’m on the border just outside the Los Angeles city limits.
Can Los Angeles be next? PLEASE!
Good. These things are useless except for coupons.
Were very sorry the company has made this decision. Were very sorry for the people who cherish having print newspapers seven days a week,”
Same folks who probably yell “Save the trees!”
“Were very sorry for the people who cherish having print newspapers seven days a week, and theres a lot of people like that, a disappointed Fuoco wrote. I know that its a difficult time for newspapers, but I think that the Blocks need to also recognize that theres a public trust and a public responsibility that they have by owning a newspaper thats been in existence for 231 years, he added. I would hate to think that theyre abandoning that legacy.”
No, the Blocks just took a look in their wallets and decided their “philanthropy” needed to end. Unlike the government, a private business can’t run on “other people’s money!” I guess “the people who cherish having a print newspaper” don’t “cherish it” enough to pay to get it. Fuoco (wonder if he’s related to Joey Buttafuoco of Long Island Lolita fame) is a union hack who sees the end of his free ride. His disappointment is rooted in the end of his paychecks.
Yes at best 2/3 the size they used to be in terms of page size and far less pages...and .75 or 1.00 for the daily. Makes little sense to buy the paper
Well, then let the union buy the paper from the Block company and try to make a go of it themselves ...
Yes, it kind of does.
in the time it takes to print and deliver a daily paper several news cycles have already passed. The internet caused news to be able to cycle more rapidly.
Very shortly: “I’m sorry, did you say you were a pressman? What’s that?”
Adapt or die.
The State in Columbia, SC would be great to see razed and closed forever.
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