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#1 Apr 16, 2009
heaven forbid the Newstimes would be prevented from being a shill for everything liberal
#2 Apr 16, 2009
It would seem that almost all newspapers are already beholden to the left-wing government types.
Maybe THAT is why print media "journalism" is a dying breed
#3 Apr 16, 2009
Wake up and smell the declining revenues. It is not because of the economy. Newspaper declines began long before the economic slump. Newspapers are losing money because people realize how biased they are. Try actually reporting the news in an unbiased manner and quit all the liberal endorsements and slants and maybe you would see revenues increase again.
#4 Apr 16, 2009
More bailouts? In truth the liberal media has gone so far to the left, that its content is constantly challenged for its lack of balance.
Communications have become so rapid, that by the the time a hard copy newspaper is written and distributed, the news is already stale.
The demise of newspapers is its destiny. Many newspapers have joined with TV, Radio and Internet sources in a theory called "convergence" This has meant the loss of many jobs. Getting the news quickly is essential in today's world. While, in the past, the depth of information was greater in newspapers, as they had the space. Today space is endless on the internet, so this need has vanished.
Let the marketplace determine the future, NOT the government.
#5 Apr 16, 2009
What bullcrap - they can take revenue in from advertising yet not pay any taxes ?
This is just a means by which the tax base will be shifted again from incompetent business managers to individuals.
Newspapers are an obsolete business, free communications enabled by the internet will result in their demise, no matter what, it's just a matter of when.
If they want to continue they have to learn how to compete in the new world of free communications, and learn how to add sufficient value to their products to make people want to pay for them.
Newspapers need to change how they do business, they can turn into information developers which they resell to distributors (like AP), or they can become distributors, the distributors need to adopt new technologies and add value to survive.
#6 Apr 16, 2009
"Newspapers would enjoy the tax advantages of a 501(c)(3) just like public TV.
Income from advertising and subscriptions would be tax-exempt. Money used to pay for news gathering would be tax-deductible.
Still, the potential for conflict of interest is inescapable."
Uh, what's wrong with public TV and NPR?
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