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These Are the Worst of Times for American Journalism

Postby shakespeare » July 25, 2018, 6:31 pm

The 99-year-old Daily News, once the largest-circulation daily newspaper in the United States (2.4 million daily, 4.7 million on Sunday), is now claiming around 200,000 daily readers and around 260,000 on Sunday—along with a reasonable crowd of online readers and Twitter followers. Offering New York less reporting on the news of the city, the state, and the nation is not going to improve those numbers.

Make no mistake about what cuts that go this deep mean: While the news will not stop, a lot of the reporting will. In fact, these are the worst of all possible cuts for New York City. The paper that still did the best job of covering the five boroughs of the city, while maintaining a robust national voice that (with the best front-pages, tabloid or broadsheet, of the era) challenged the Trump administration, the National Rifle Association, and even the telecommunications giants that attacked net neutrality, will now be working with a skeleton crew. It was revealed before this week’s cuts that the paper’s newsroom was “down to only 85 full-timers.”

https://www.thenation.com/article/worst ... ournalism/


This reminds me of Season 5 of the HBO series The Wire.

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Re: These Are the Worst of Times for American Journalism

Postby dcapodic » July 26, 2018, 10:37 am

shakespeare wrote:This reminds me of Season 5 of the HBO series The Wire.

There’s a bigger picture that I’m unable to see at the moment. But I would be lying if I said I didn’t see it coming, years ago.


I can't tell you how many Sundays I had the same routine....get up early, go out play ball, grab some breakfast to go somewhere and the Sunday Daily news and hit the couch for a cover to cover read. The BEST was doing this on football Sundays!

No way I can comment much more on this without sounding like a "get off my lawn" comment but let's just say things have certainly changed. To be honest, this has been happening for a while and considering the way the Daily News has turned into a rag, it is pretty much it's own worst enemy. I always thought it would be the Post. Is the NYT really that far behind? They have cut dramatically recently and if they keep the same, slanted viewpoints they are alienating over half their potential readership.

Even though it is no worth the time it takes to comment on it any more, it is sad to see what has happened to the Daily News.But, yea, the internet has hurt but they cut their own throats when they decided to become a liberal sounding board instead of just, well reporting the news without bias. Such a novel idea!
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