Has the OD Finally Reached Bottom?

Has the OD Finally Reached Bottom?

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Former Reader

Buffalo, NY

#1 Nov 4, 2013
Our community newspaper doesn't carry news, is biased, and is controlled by friends and family. OD expects us to pay for this.

OD's circulation is crashing, their credibility is shot... what do you see in the future for OD?
Bill

Ithaca, NY

#2 Nov 4, 2013
It's just a forum for polititions.
Lucy holds the football

Falls Church, VA

#3 Nov 4, 2013
The OD has reached bottom. They lie, they are biased and they are lazy. Its gotten so bad they don't even try to hide how dishonest they are. They have no respect in the community.
NH Former Subscriber

Buffalo, NY

#5 Nov 4, 2013
In a word, yes. The OD is toast.

I agree with the other poster: we no longer have a newspaper in Utica. Not that it is a big deal, we haven't had a decent paper in a while - this isn't something that happened overnight.

The OD has reached bottom recently. It has become unreadable. It carries nearly no news, and spends its resources writing puff pieces.

I get my local news from TV. We stopped receiving the OD about two years ago.
Sara

United States

#6 Nov 4, 2013
The OD articles about New Hartford are either outright lies or puff pieces.
LMAO

Woburn, MA

#7 Nov 4, 2013
The OD has been irrelevant for over a decade actually closer to 2 decades.... Mid 90s were when it was really a community periodical..... But since the advent of the internet and its vast accelerating accessibility and the ODs short comings of basically being nothing more than an AP copy and plaster nobody has a need for it.... It will only be a matter of time before its another empty building in the downtown area....
Close it now

Utica, NY

#8 Nov 4, 2013
Is the OD still open? What a joke!
Thomas

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Nov 4, 2013
NH Former Subscriber wrote:
It has become unreadable. It carries nearly no news, and spends its resources writing puff pieces.
Sad part is, you're partially right. The puff pieces are supplied to them -- they don't write them. You can get anything published by the OD if it fills up space.

They have reached pathetic. High school papers have better written and more interesting stories, and they're free.
Doink

Utica, NY

#10 Nov 4, 2013
I let my dog shit on it he thinks it's the best paper ever!
315 is a Dump

East Hartford, CT

#11 Nov 4, 2013
Sam Tantelo wrote:
The OD has, unfortunately, become worthless. It no longer has any credibility, and certainly no content. Hard news is ignored for cutesy stuff. It seems like it is in another era.
At this point, no matter what they do... it's too late. I don't know anybody that reads OD anymore.
Utica, for all intents and purposes, doesn't have a newspaper. I would be embarrassed to turn out a product this bad.
With all the corruption Utica harbors in the public safety, finance and public works sectors the OD should have a license to print money. But they exist only as the PR arm for the city and do no investigative journalism.
Holly Wood

Brighton, MA

#13 Nov 4, 2013
The Rome Sentinel is just as bad......same reasons!
Pay For it

Sherburne, NY

#14 Nov 4, 2013
Besides paying for the paper, to have to pay for the online addition, It's a Joke! Anyone who would pay to see it online is a dope. There are many other online sites to read news!!!!!!!!!! I'm super disappointed in the OD! Having to pay to read local news on the WEB is WRONG!!!!
Sid_T

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Nov 5, 2013
Their political reporting is miserable. They never get the whole story, or the back channel.

Case in point, the NH pre election news. Nothing. No credible coverage.

When the OD folds, and it will, Utica will not miss a beat. No one under 65 will care.
flush the toilet

Utica, NY

#16 Nov 5, 2013
The OD went downhill for sure once Gatehouse Media bought them and John Dye left. Donna "dishrag" Donovan turned into the Mohawk Valley Tampon in no time at all.

Dare I actually say it but Topix has more content than the OD does these days...
Billy

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Nov 5, 2013
flush the toilet wrote:
The OD went downhill for sure once Gatehouse Media bought them and John Dye left. Donna "dishrag" Donovan turned into the Mohawk Valley Tampon in no time at all.
Dare I actually say it but Topix has more content than the OD does these days...
The OD wishes it was even competing with Topix. Their readership is nursing homes and correctional facilities. Doubtful they're making any money. They can't last much longer.

I agree, Donna Donovan is leading OD over the cliff.
Billy

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Nov 6, 2013
Well, the election is behind us. I wonder if we will get the NH story now? Forgot, there wasn't a story. I'll just cut some coupons out.

Donna, your paper is a disgrace.
Ex OD Subscriber

Buffalo, NY

#19 Nov 6, 2013
Terrible paper, not worth subscribing to -- or even reading free at the barber shop. What a waste of paper and ink.

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