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Old 03-03-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Grand Island, Nebraska
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I know the printed media is a dead source of information, but shocked to hear that the WH laid off a bunch of foks.

Any thoughts?
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I don't think so, they still seem to be doing really well, just a recession, thats it.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:23 PM
 
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We don't need any more papers folding-PERIOD! Last Friday the Rocky Mountain News printed their final edition Friday. They were Colorado's paper for over 150 years, now no more.

I visit friends in Omaha/Council Bluffs twice a year. I like the Herald and the Bluffs paper the Nonpareil. Support your papers!
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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If the OWH doesn't get it's act together they may very well go under.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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Could you imagine how much more profitable the WH would be if they scrapped their paper and just ran their website? Sure, they would lose subscriber dollars, but they would dramatically increase their web traffic therefore increasing advertising revenues and other service revenues.

They would have very little overhead (printing press, maintaining buildings, delivery trucks, etc, etc.) It may not be the OWH as we know it, but hey, it sucks anyway.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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The OWH is... interesting. Definitely not the greatest example of journalism out there. There are good writers and members of the staff, but most of the paper is extremely underwhelming. News media in Omaha in general is pretty poor.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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True, Omaha is an akward market. Real quality journalism and news casting is rare and hard to find. The Omaha market is in the akward - "we aren't big enough to afford top talent, but we are big enough to house mid-level talent with crappy news stories."

It will work itself out one way or another.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:38 AM
 
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I love the newspaper, to hell with reading off a screen, I look at the computer screen more than 15 minutes at time I get a headache. I dont want to take a laptop to breakfast, its coffee cigarettes and the Sunday paper damn it!
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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Is Omaha losing the World Herald? I hope so! Considering its just a bunch of conservative filth that refused to publish a same-sex couples marriage announcement back in January! Yes, let's the dump the OWH, time for something better, more progressive. Something that fits what Omaha wants to become, progressive and cosmopolitan.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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Originally Posted by Bosco55David View Post
If the OWH doesn't get it's act together they may very well go under.
I agree


some of its dishonest columnists need to be layed off or reigned in ASAP.


I work for the OWH and I believe the OWH will be history in the next 5-10

years if Terry Kroeger isnt sacked (he has hurt the OWH since he took over in 2008)


and some of the dishonest columnists need to be reigned in.



I wont name names but I know some OWH columnists are flat-out hypocrites or have conflicts of interest when it comes to their reporting




also, allowing OWH customers rip off their compny as much as they want to has gotta stop.

(the OWH dosent care about the deadbeat customers ripping them off)


the free ride for some not paying for their newspaper subscriptions has gotta stop.




I am pretty sure most people dont feel it is right

that they should have to pay for lazy newspaper customers with a price increase of the paper


(why do you think they jacked the price up recently?)
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