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Old 07-06-2012, 01:15 AM
 
Location: atlanta
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Georgia needs a little connection too
so Why not Unite the whole state
Connecting all of the various major cities could help Georgia's economy as-well
Id rather Georgia than just Atlanta
i knew the damned catchphrase was stupid! it looks like "unite atlanta" and no one knows what the hell it's talking about. misunderstanding their idiotic marketing campaign isn't limited to dyslexics.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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There is very little discussion / promotion of the upcoming T-Splost in the Savannah region, which is a shame because the project list is a solid one and I believe has much better chance of passage here than in Atlanta -- IF people knew anything about it!

IMO the AJC has done a poor job of promoting the referendum, possibly because of their new conservative poltical leanings. They don't do endorsements anymore. The Gainesville Times, on the other hand, has done an excellent series of how the tax would positively impact the counties in its region. I see this thing passing in some rural areas but failing miserably in the metro.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:40 AM
 
Location: atlanta
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the AJC is no longer an atlanta paper, it's a suburban paper. very little of what they report is directed towards people that live in town. read creative loafing and compare the stories if you want to see what i'm talking about.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I am well aware of the changes at the AJC, having once worked there.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:40 AM
 
Location: atlanta
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I am well aware of the changes at the AJC, having once worked there.
oh cool. my dad worked there as a copy carrier in the 70s, so i don't have any inside info since they've gone rogue. care to share your scoop?
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Yeah, but you can't really blame the AJC for its decision now, can you?

The whole newspaper industry is suffering. The 21st century has brought in so many advances like laptops, internet, blackberries, iPhones, iPads...technology that distract folks from paying attention to traditional methods of dispensing information like television, magazines, and newspaper.

Typically, the people that would mostly use this technology is the younger generations like X, Y, and the millennials. So now the newspapers are forced to seek out audiences who more likely to use their products, who are usually older, own property, more conservative...and most importantly? White! The AJC even moreso than other newspapers have to seek out this audience to stay above water, because they have a much smaller customer base to work with unlike NYTimes or a USAToday.

But going forward in the spirit of your message, it is a shame though, that the AJC has forsaken the tradition of Henry W. Grady as the promoter of all things progressive and forward-thinking. Also, I haven't seen any influential power-brokers in Atlanta as of late making a major effort to push this transportation referendum. It seems that they would rather get drunk and play strip-golf at the Piedmont Driving Club.

And to me, that's a tragedy.

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There is very little discussion / promotion of the upcoming T-Splost in the Savannah region, which is a shame because the project list is a solid one and I believe has much better chance of passage here than in Atlanta -- IF people knew anything about it!

IMO the AJC has done a poor job of promoting the referendum, possibly because of their new conservative poltical leanings. They don't do endorsements anymore. The Gainesville Times, on the other hand, has done an excellent series of how the tax would positively impact the counties in its region. I see this thing passing in some rural areas but failing miserably in the metro.
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