OD filing bakruptcy next week!

OD filing bakruptcy next week!

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Con Artist

Syracuse, NY

#1 Sep 5, 2013
BREAKING NEWS- not a rumor a fact. Gatehouse Media , the OD owner is filing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy next week.
Jobs will be cut in town and very likely that the days of printing the OD 7 days a week are numbered.
Small Loss

New York, NY

#2 Sep 5, 2013
Oh my.....how will I find out what went on two days ago now?
Halfmoon Cookie Face

Albany, NY

#3 Sep 5, 2013
But what about the cooooo pons?
Maybe

United States

#4 Sep 5, 2013
Halfmoon Cookie Face wrote:
But what about the cooooo pons?
Cuomo will have to institute cheese drops now!
Halfmoon Cookie Face

Albany, NY

#5 Sep 5, 2013
Maybe wrote:
<quoted text>Cuomo will have to institute cheese drops now!
I'm sure! That will be the next state fee plugged into everyone's check! Lol
Halfmoon Cookie Face

Gouverneur, NY

#6 Sep 6, 2013
Halfmoon Cookie Face wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure! That will be the next state fee plugged into everyone's check! Lol
...and also, Lol, cheese makes for nice turds and skid marks, Lol, the ones I love to lap! Lol.
One who knows

Carthage, NY

#7 Sep 6, 2013
Let's hope another Publishing Company will buy out the OD at a reduced price and start publishing a REAL newspaper along with Investigating Reporting.

We all know that Utica's politics would keep any investigative reporter busy for the next 50 years and sell quite a few papers!!!!!

Donovan will "retire" and keep all her money she made squeezing the life out of what use to be a good newspaper.
Elizabeth

Chicago, IL

#8 Sep 6, 2013
Not surprised. Probably not worth much to another publisher. It would need a tremendous amount of time and editorial renovation.

Maybe Linda Romano will buy it, and publish puff pieces about herself. She could use it to control local politics - and hype the library.

Newspapers are dying nationwide, and OD has to be the bottom of the barrel.

Amazing

Herkimer, NY

#10 Sep 8, 2013
Newspapers are NOT dying nationwide. The paper in Schenectady actually increased their circulation around 4% for the year. Why? Because the actually produce a newspaper worth reading.

The problem with the OD was that Gatehouse was stupid enough to keep Donna D. on as publisher and all of her boble heads that agree with every spoken word she says. That was their downfall.

Look what happened to the Pennysaver papers once Donna tried to run them. Where are they now? Only one is left in Hamilton, NY. Millions lost because of management that isn't qualified to run a small pizza parlor.
lookingforchaos

Carthage, NY

#11 Sep 8, 2013
What will I line my bird cage with? If wktv were in print I'd use that they suck too
Who cares

Clark Mills, NY

#12 Sep 8, 2013
Print stories that are one sided and not true .

Level 2

Since: May 13

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#13 Sep 8, 2013
Halfmoon Cookie Face wrote:
But what about the cooooo pons?
I bought the Sunday paper a few weeks ago just to get the Harbor Freight coupons. I threw the rest of the paper out without reading it. It was 95% coupons and flyers anyways.
Amazing

Herkimer, NY

#14 Sep 9, 2013
wellimjustsaying wrote:
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I bought the Sunday paper a few weeks ago just to get the Harbor Freight coupons. I threw the rest of the paper out without reading it. It was 95% coupons and flyers anyways.
You can get Harbor Freight coupons on line and get their current weekly flyer too. Any other coupons are also on-line. No sense buying it paper because of the content which is missing.
Utican

Syracuse, NY

#15 Sep 9, 2013
The days of the OD certainly are numbered. This newspaper has degenerated into something totally worthless, and it is only a matter of time until its demise. Not as many people depend on newspapers as they did years ago for their news and information. The papers have "adjusted" to this lowered readership by making the papers smaller and less expensive to print. This has resulted in even fewer people buying papers as now there isn't much in the way of news left. Just take a look at the Syracuse newspaper, It is now home delivered just three days each week, while the newstand version available on the other four days is just a few pages. The OD is notably bad since there is very little left in it worth reading. Many stories are from the AP, and are severly shortened and edited. They are not even printing the entire article. It is hopeless to think that the OD has any chance of survival. It will only be around for a short time, and Utica will be left with just WKTV as its only source of local "news".

Level 2

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#16 Sep 9, 2013
Amazing wrote:
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You can get Harbor Freight coupons on line and get their current weekly flyer too. Any other coupons are also on-line. No sense buying it paper because of the content which is missing.
Thanks for the advice...but I stand by my original statement.

I get Harbor Freight coupons via e-mail, snail-mail and directly from their web-site. The one-page insert had different (and better) coupons. For example, the gloves using the coupon in the paper is $3.59, versus the coupon that I received in the mail on Saturday for $5.69 for the same gloves.

Also, the ad in the paper had a coupon for 25% off any one item. That one coupon could easily be worth over $100.

I would be willing to bet that more people buy the Sunday paper for the coupons and flyers than they do for the news content.
Ken

Herkimer, NY

#17 Sep 9, 2013
One who knows wrote:
Let's hope another Publishing Company will buy out the OD at a reduced price and start publishing a REAL newspaper along with Investigating Reporting.
We all know that Utica's politics would keep any investigative reporter busy for the next 50 years and sell quite a few papers!!!!!
Donovan will "retire" and keep all her money she made squeezing the life out of what use to be a good newspaper.
It's not the,"OD," it's the DOA LOL

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