Observer & PJ turned of on-line

Observer & PJ turned of on-line

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eReader

Horseheads, NY

#1 Mar 17, 2014
On Friday the Observer and PJ turned off the electronic version unless you pay. I read 6 newspapers across the state everyday, plus Observer & PJ. But no one blocks access except these two. Realizing the readership of the paper is so high the Observer & PJ are loosing revenues, NOT NOT NOT. I cannot imagine the bullsh** meeting discussing the revenue lost from permitting the eversion to be free. What must have been said. because I DON'T KNOW ANYONE THAT WILL PAY FOR THE eVersion. I read the paper I BUY at the kiosk in our post office but that doesn't give me access to the on-line version. How sad and CHEAP of Ogden to do this, how very cheap. Squeeze every penny our you can except this will back fire. Notice a reduction in your blogging on line. No one in town is going to pay.
old guy

Lockport, NY

#2 Mar 17, 2014
latest news about Sean Patrick McGraw, got popped for a no-no while driving , but the news wasn't in the Observer
the carney

Tucker, GA

#3 Mar 17, 2014
eReader wrote:
On Friday the Observer and PJ turned off the electronic version unless you pay. I read 6 newspapers across the state everyday, plus Observer & PJ. But no one blocks access except these two. Realizing the readership of the paper is so high the Observer & PJ are loosing revenues, NOT NOT NOT. I cannot imagine the bullsh** meeting discussing the revenue lost from permitting the eversion to be free. What must have been said. because I DON'T KNOW ANYONE THAT WILL PAY FOR THE eVersion. I read the paper I BUY at the kiosk in our post office but that doesn't give me access to the on-line version. How sad and CHEAP of Ogden to do this, how very cheap. Squeeze every penny our you can except this will back fire. Notice a reduction in your blogging on line. No one in town is going to pay.
PJ the old paperboy?
Supports BMH & LSH

Fredonia, NY

#5 Mar 17, 2014
old guy wrote:
latest news about Sean Patrick McGraw, got popped for a no-no while driving , but the news wasn't in the Observer
Yes it is in today's observer.
Tuth be Told

Lakewood, NY

#7 Mar 17, 2014
Interesting. Of the 40 some Ogden papers I could only find the Observer and Jamestown Journal charging for the online versions. Here is the link that you can see for yourself by clicking on the respective online versions
http://www.oweb.com/pennsylvania.html
really

Albany, NY

#8 Mar 17, 2014
PJ = post journal (Jamestown)....also, "ereader", glad you are so read, but buffalo news, our next closest newspaper , has been charging for e access for years.
Really

Lakewood, NY

#9 Mar 18, 2014
really wrote:
PJ = post journal (Jamestown)....also, "ereader", glad you are so read, but buffalo news, our next closest newspaper , has been charging for e access for years.
Really. What Buffalo News site are you referring to? When I go to www.buffalonews.com I can click on a any news link and article appears in its entirety without subscription.
Tuth be Told

Lakewood, NY

#10 Mar 18, 2014
eReader wrote:
On Friday the Observer and PJ turned off the electronic version unless you pay. I read 6 newspapers across the state everyday, plus Observer & PJ. But no one blocks access except these two. Realizing the readership of the paper is so high the Observer & PJ are loosing revenues, NOT NOT NOT. I cannot imagine the bullsh** meeting discussing the revenue lost from permitting the eversion to be free. What must have been said. because I DON'T KNOW ANYONE THAT WILL PAY FOR THE eVersion. I read the paper I BUY at the kiosk in our post office but that doesn't give me access to the on-line version. How sad and CHEAP of Ogden to do this, how very cheap. Squeeze every penny our you can except this will back fire. Notice a reduction in your blogging on line. No one in town is going to pay.
A couple of people are taking issue with me for posting this link that shows Ogden is not charging for web access to the rest of some 40 papers that they own, but in fact it does show that the Observer and Post Journal are exceptions to the paid models.
See for yourself: http://www.oweb.com/newspapers.html go to any state and start clicking the papers on to prove my point.
old guy

Lockport, NY

#11 Mar 18, 2014
until recently News did charge, but now it is a free read for a short time period
Tuth be Told

Lakewood, NY

#12 Mar 18, 2014
Tuth be Told wrote:
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A couple of people are taking issue with me for posting this link that shows Ogden is not charging for web access to the rest of some 40 papers that they own, but in fact it does show that the Observer and Post Journal are exceptions to the paid models.
See for yourself: http://www.oweb.com/newspapers.html go to any state and start clicking the papers on to prove my point.
I mean The Observer and an Post Journal are exceptions to the no pay Ogeden papers.
Doghaus

Dunkirk, NY

#13 Mar 19, 2014
These too papers are being run into the ground and are losing money like crazy! The end is near.
GoGoGuy

Dunkirk, NY

#15 Mar 19, 2014
It's funny to read the few bloggers that are left on-line at the Observer...there are so few voices left, it's like it's like going to a political rally! Ha Ha, way to go Observer...ruin democracy even more!

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