U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Economics
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-22-2019, 11:39 AM
 
Location: New York Area
17,609 posts, read 6,878,892 times
Reputation: 13576

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thatsright19 View Post
I hate when I have problems with the newspaper. I’d get right on the party line and give them a piece of my mind!
Been there done that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-27-2019, 11:30 AM
 
4,365 posts, read 2,435,176 times
Reputation: 5242
Newspapers should treat their customers well. There are not as many of them anymore. I'm still wondering how they are still in business.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-27-2019, 12:39 PM
 
Location: New York Area
17,609 posts, read 6,878,892 times
Reputation: 13576
Quote:
Originally Posted by RJ312 View Post
Newspapers should treat their customers well. There are not as many of them anymore. I'm still wondering how they are still in business.
Good question. The problem described in the OP is about 80%, not 100% fixed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-02-2019, 04:19 PM
 
6,005 posts, read 2,641,882 times
Reputation: 18132
I consulted for a major daily for three of the longest years of my life.



As a category, newspapers are seriously the stupidest single business ever, top to bottom. Just unbelievably short-sighted in every facet of their decision-making. These were companies that had huge resources when the Internet came along, but were too slow-witted to acknowledge the coming enormous changes taking place in the media industry. Nope. They did what was easy and ignored reality. They were the dinosaurs lumbering along while the internet was the small mammals that were sneaking into their nests and eating their eggs.



I remember a meeting with the executive team of this major daily. I showed them the declining circulation numbers. I showed them how no one under the age of 40 was subscribing (This was twenty years ago), and I begged them to do something, anything.

Know what the reaction was? "Don't tell the publisher about our declining circulation numbers. He doesn't want to hear them." When I suggested that perhaps they needed to start some kind of long-term marketing program, I got "On TV and the Internet? Why those are lesser mediums."

Today, that major daily is on the respirator. Their once-proud editorial product is now little more than online click-bait.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-02-2019, 05:48 PM
 
Location: New York Area
17,609 posts, read 6,878,892 times
Reputation: 13576
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbgusa View Post
Good question. The problem described in the OP is about 80%, not 100% fixed.
I spoke too soon. The problem came roaring back.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-02-2019, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
3,976 posts, read 1,812,306 times
Reputation: 6670
If you like these and more, please visit the first world problems thread here on the site.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 09:07 AM
 
2,391 posts, read 931,325 times
Reputation: 3295
Quote:
Originally Posted by artillery77 View Post
If you like these and more, please visit the first world problems thread here on the site.

Indeed. This thread has established a new high-water mark for first world problems.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Economics
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top