The Daily Square – Just Like Bettie Page Edition

December 5th, 2008 · 5 Comments
by Kassia Krozser

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  • Sloganeering.Org » Blog Archive » The Great Decoupling // Dec 8, 2008 at 2:20 am

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  • Laural Bidwell // Dec 8, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Hello! I absolutely love your blug…but was just wondering…do you have a blog on what’s right about publishing today? It’s the holidays, it’s been a rough year … lol…

  • Laural Bidwell // Dec 8, 2008 at 11:06 am

    okay…I meant blog. What a funny typo!

  • Kassia Krozser // Dec 8, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Today’s Daily Square will be cheerier. I promise. Okay, mostly cheerier. It’s really been a rough one.

  • Ted // Jan 12, 2009 at 11:56 am

    RE: Daily papers for some cities going out of business. Some should do so. The Providence Journal is a Republican rag in a state – Rhode Island – that is the bluest of the blue—Democrat. It has a veto-proof Democrat General Assembly, in both houses. In fact, as of the election, it has fewer Republicans in either house than the few it had before, about a total of 12—8 in the Senate and 4 in the house. It’s laughable. Republicans in Rhode Island are an endangered party, and they deserve to be. The Providence Journal has never advocated for the interests and needs of the people of the state, who are overwhelmingly blue collar. Now it is reaping the grisly garbage of its policies. It is increasingly becoming smaller – the Monday paper is hardly 36 pages, often – And for this past Sunday’s edition, my immediate thought was: Why bother to publish at all? In fact, I wrote a letter to the management of the Boston Globe, a few months ago, pointing out the continuing miserable reporting and journalism of the paper and its decline in readership, and advised it that, if it published a section of the Boston Globe about RI—-it already has a regional section and could easily add RI to it— I would subscribe to the Boston Globe. The Providence Journal is a mean, miserable paper that advocates only for the monied elite of the state, and should hit the gutter! I’ll cheer and tie one on when it goes! For other city dailies: I think there will always be a desire of people for a real, physical newspaper., even though people are increasing getting news from the Net—as I do. The country, I think, in not too many years, will have a limited number of large city dailies, which will increase their areas: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The LA Times, The Miami Sun (?). This will suffice with USA Today becoming the paper of hoi polloi. I would advise those interested in print journalism also to consider reading Canada’s Globe and Mail, where issues are discussed intelligently and at length.