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(Chicago Trib)   Tribune Co. to spin off its newspaper business. Someone explain to the under-30 crowd what a newspaper is   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 31
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2013-07-10 08:40:34 AM
the internet on a tree.
 
2013-07-10 08:46:40 AM
Dead tree Fark without the funny headlines.
 
2013-07-10 09:27:02 AM
I'm never going to see my Times Mirror pension, am I?

/vested at 5 years when my company was sold by TM to another
 
2013-07-10 09:36:37 AM
that stuff you need for puppies before they are house trained
 
2013-07-10 09:37:42 AM
wrapper for your fish and chips
 
2013-07-10 09:38:51 AM
Spread on the floor when painting.
 
2013-07-10 09:39:29 AM
Newspapers -- they're like a blog only with yesterday's news and more papery.
 
2013-07-10 09:39:53 AM
An ejaculate wiper.
 
2013-07-10 09:40:11 AM
Where this thing called journalists used to work. They used to have news and information in them written by folks who had this thing called integrity and often exposed things that weren't right in the world that needed our attention. This was before American Idol and which celebrity was getting a divorce were considered news worthy.
 
2013-07-10 09:42:47 AM

BizarreMan: Dead tree Fark without the funny headlines.


IDontWantToLiveOnThisPlanetAnymore.jpg
 
2013-07-10 09:44:13 AM
It's where the comics and sports used to be printed.
 
2013-07-10 09:46:12 AM
Wonder how many what the plus minus environmental impact of less news papers vs more computers tablets and electricity
 
2013-07-10 09:47:10 AM
Ok so newspaper is this thing you can use to help start a fire, you can use as a mulch or weed barrier, and also you can use for art projects.
 
2013-07-10 09:50:30 AM

Carn: Ok so newspaper is this thing you can use to help start a fire,


I've found newspaper to be slow burning, I believe it's treated with fire retardant. My parents used to have this manual roller thing you used to roll up newspapers into tight cylinders. Then the paper changed and it was no longer was useful. Like 20 years ago or something.
 
2013-07-10 09:52:02 AM
Yuk it up, youths - but try fanning away post-dump stench with a frickin' smart phone!
In a pinch (or rather "after" one), a newspaper can be folded into an impromptu gas mask - right in the bathroom stall.
 
2013-07-10 09:52:56 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Carn: Ok so newspaper is this thing you can use to help start a fire,

I've found newspaper to be slow burning, I believe it's treated with fire retardant. My parents used to have this manual roller thing you used to roll up newspapers into tight cylinders. Then the paper changed and it was no longer was useful. Like 20 years ago or something.


I thought most of the big guys claim that they use safe inks and whatnot and basically newspaper is safe to compost and do what you want.  I haven't actually received one in ages, I use the newspaper like ad spam I get in the mail to start my charcoal chimney.
 
2013-07-10 09:53:27 AM
Invest in packing peanuts. Ebayers are going to need things to use as padding.
 
2013-07-10 09:55:41 AM

SlothB77: the internet on a tree.


Nicely down.
 
2013-07-10 09:56:16 AM
Nicely DONE, that is.
 
2013-07-10 09:57:47 AM

oldfarthenry: Yuk it up, youths - but try fanning away post-dump stench with a frickin' smart phone!
In a pinch (or rather "after" one), a newspaper can be folded into an impromptu gas mask - right in the bathroom stall.


I think you should see a doctor.
 
2013-07-10 10:00:18 AM
It's black and white and (used to be) read all over

/yuk yuk
 
2013-07-10 10:02:02 AM

oldfarthenry: Yuk it up, youths - but try fanning away post-dump stench with a frickin' smart phone!
In a pinch (or rather "after" one), a newspaper can be folded into an impromptu gas mask - right in the bathroom stall.


They DO!
Dropped S-Fone in toidy
Double dumbass on 'em!
 
2013-07-10 10:02:45 AM
I worked for Tribune before and after the TM Merger.  Worst merger idea ever for the company.  Stock tanked and never came back to what it was before that one.  But it was back then a great company to work for.  Not so much now from what people I used to work with say..  I was on the Broadcasting side.
 
2013-07-10 10:03:25 AM
If newspapers actually disappear, so does democracy. Without the fourth estate, the other three get to run rampant and roughshod. It won't end well.
 
2013-07-10 10:07:49 AM
It's amusing how often you see some internet basement dweller (like subby) show his lack of intelligence by assuming that younger people wouldn't know about certain things, like print media and public phones.
 
2013-07-10 10:10:22 AM
Nothing sadder than local tv station or newspaper websites. I can't imagine anyone going into journalism these days.
 
2013-07-10 10:26:21 AM
'Splain it to the young'uns? Here's a repost from an '09thread about the Boston Globe going under


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The problem isn't unions, it isn't the revenue model, it isn't paying top dollar for some of the best writers in the nation, THE PROBLEM IS YOU LITTLE WHIPPERSNAPPERS!!!! With your Google and your Twitter and your reality-TV induced short attention spans.

In my day when we wanted to experience the news we sat there for hours turning oversized pages that you had to read indoors because the slightest breeze would blow everything all topsy-turvy. You didn't use a "news-aggregator" to put all the interesting items of the day into one convenient location where a click of the mouse took you wherever you wanted to go: You flipped through section after section of smeary-inked stories until you found the ones you wanted to read. That's the way it was and we liked it!

We didn't squeeze our news experience into five minute fark breaks and we didn't need "infotainment". There was no John Stewart or that snarky know-it-all Steven Coldbeer because no one dared mock the greats of the news industry: the Cronkites, the Murrows, the Grantland Rices. The writers could weave spells that kept you in rapt attention to the minutiae of the day. You wasted hours and hours and got heavily over-caffeinated reading the paper. That's the way it was and we liked it!

So thanks a lot, you "can't be bothered to buy a paper" know-nothing Pepsi generation upstarts. Your digital wasteland will never have the class and mystique of old-school real news. Take your blogs and your social networks and your RSS feeds and GET OFF MY LAWN!
 
2013-07-10 11:43:34 AM

mctwin2kman: I worked for Tribune before and after the TM Merger.  Worst merger idea ever for the company.  Stock tanked and never came back to what it was before that one.  But it was back then a great company to work for.  Not so much now from what people I used to work with say..  I was on the Broadcasting side.


I was/still am on the professional publishing side. At least we got stock options as were sold off before the Tribune merger.
 
2013-07-10 11:50:53 AM
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2013-07-10 01:12:22 PM
A newspaper is what puts content on the Internet. You know, like the Chicago Tribune that subby linked to.

/cause and effect, how does it work?
//web fairies aren't real
///saved my third slashie to say "asshats"
 
2013-07-10 01:24:34 PM

FarkingReading: If newspapers actually disappear, so does democracy. Without the fourth estate, the other three get to run rampant and roughshod. It won't end well.


When newspapers and news outlets are all owned by huge conglomerates they no longer play the role to which you refer and become schills and pimps. That horse left the barn a while ago.
 
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