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(LA Times)   Alaska dusts print   ( latimes.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Anchorage Daily News, Newspaper, paper, Alaska Dispatch News, new printing press, Ryan Binkley, pioneering Alaska family, Alaska Media LLC  
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2017-09-13 09:21:46 PM  
Sad news. I liked reading ADN every once in a while.
 
2017-09-13 10:44:54 PM  
It makes me wonder how Juneau's paper is staying afloat.
 
2017-09-13 11:29:52 PM  
Sorry, Janine - Egon was right.
 
2017-09-13 11:52:08 PM  
She bought a print news paper when we're in the middle of a printed news decline.

In one of the least populated states in the country.

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2017-09-14 12:17:59 AM  
I almost fee guilty for an inlaw... in 2007 I told him print media is dying just after he took a job as the head editor for a smaller news paper instead of staying as a columnist for a larger one.
He has come on rough times.
 
2017-09-14 01:29:08 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: I almost fee guilty for an inlaw... in 2007 I told him print media is dying just after he took a job as the head editor for a smaller news paper instead of staying as a columnist for a larger one.
He has come on rough times.


Why be guilty? You warned him.

/works in newspapers
//hahakillme
 
2017-09-14 01:43:21 AM  
Wealthy Republican family buys Alaska's largest news source from liberal woman, even though the paper is losing $125K/week and nobody else bid.  Wonder why.
 
2017-09-14 07:02:18 AM  

lordargent: She bought a print news paper when we're in the middle of a printed news decline.

In one of the least populated states in the country.


I love newspapers. I'm the guy that still buys a USA Today before a flight. But I wouldn't take ownership of a paper if you gave it to me.
 
2017-09-14 08:01:51 AM  
ChrisDe:. I'm the guy that still buys a USA Today before a flight.

The only time I ever saw USA today since the early 90's was left outside a hotel room. I just assumed that it was the print version of the CNN crawl that plays endlessly in airports.
 
2017-09-14 09:23:29 AM  

ChrisDe: lordargent: She bought a print news paper when we're in the middle of a printed news decline.

In one of the least populated states in the country.

I love newspapers. I'm the guy that still buys a USA Today before a flight. But I wouldn't take ownership of a paper if you gave it to me.


I used to love Sunday morning coffee on the porch while reading the paper.  Until I moved to the Atlanta Metro area.  The Atlanta Urinal Constipation is just the worst rag for such a large area.  Utter garbage.  I keep finding free copies in my driveway and all they're good for is keeping stains and finishes off my workbench.
 
2017-09-14 09:51:13 AM  
That's great, can they dust for vomit?
 
2017-09-14 10:15:31 AM  
Wow, that's a long fall that I wasn't aware was happening.  I lived in Anchorage when it went from being a two newspaper town to a one paper town. ADN was the liberal paper, Anchorage Times was the conservative one. I thought it was pretty cool of ADN to still give the Times an editorial spot when they bought out the paper.
 
2017-09-14 10:22:22 AM  
It's hard getting national sales accounts when your market is farking nowhere
 
2017-09-14 10:42:21 AM  
Print is not going to die. It is going to continue to shrink, the traditional idea of the daily paper is doomed as it is no longer the front line in news gathering. Large swaths of the industry are going to croak as the traditionalist publishers fail to recognize where newspapers' strengths lie.

The internet will aways win on speed of reporting.
The internet will always win on building single-interest intellectual communities.
The internet will always win on global reach - if you have something of global interest.

It can be a a draw on depth of reporting on specific issues.
Neither are going to make the money the newspapers used to.

Newspapers will always win on creating and maintaining a physical community. The core of a physical community is its schools, small businesses, and governance. A properly run local paper beats the crap out of the web for covering, promoting, and celebrating those things. Because unless it's especially outrageous or funny the rest of the world doesn't care.

Newspapers will always win on local reach for the above reasons. By way of example, the biggest of our local papers gets about 3k unique visitors to the website per week. We print more than 5k newspapers every week, and often run out before the next one comes, and a percentage of print editions get multiple views. Keeping in mind our distribution model has only a few legacy subscriptions. The paper is left in restaurants, waiting rooms, and convenience stores. Web content is identical to print content and we don't generally hold back stories until the print edition comes out. to put it another way when I meet someone from the area even the millennials, they know the newspaper and rarely say anything about the website.

Newspapers win on followup, especially on local issues. Even though the internet never forgets, it also stops caring rather quickly. Because the newspaper is integral to the physical place it simply can't stop caring.

The bottom line is the print industry enjoyed near-monopolistic profit margins for decades, and now that there is serious competition revenue, and those margins, have dropped. Combine that with the fact a lot of newspapers, used to those juicy margins, had significant debt and expenses. That is a recipe for cutbacks and layoffs, especially when you have executives refusing to face reality and continuing to insist on those historical margins.
 
2017-09-14 11:01:22 AM  

skyotter: It makes me wonder how Juneau's paper is staying afloat.


What's Janeu with you?
 
2017-09-15 12:54:39 AM  

Boudyro: Print is not going to die. It is going to continue to shrink, the traditional idea of the daily paper is doomed as it is no longer the front line in news gathering. Large swaths of the industry are going to croak as the traditionalist publishers fail to recognize where newspapers' strengths lie.

The internet will aways win on speed of reporting.
The internet will always win on building single-interest intellectual communities.
The internet will always win on global reach - if you have something of global interest.

It can be a a draw on depth of reporting on specific issues.
Neither are going to make the money the newspapers used to.

Newspapers will always win on creating and maintaining a physical community. The core of a physical community is its schools, small businesses, and governance. A properly run local paper beats the crap out of the web for covering, promoting, and celebrating those things. Because unless it's especially outrageous or funny the rest of the world doesn't care.

Newspapers will always win on local reach for the above reasons. By way of example, the biggest of our local papers gets about 3k unique visitors to the website per week. We print more than 5k newspapers every week, and often run out before the next one comes, and a percentage of print editions get multiple views. Keeping in mind our distribution model has only a few legacy subscriptions. The paper is left in restaurants, waiting rooms, and convenience stores. Web content is identical to print content and we don't generally hold back stories until the print edition comes out. to put it another way when I meet someone from the area even the millennials, they know the newspaper and rarely say anything about the website.

Newspapers win on followup, especially on local issues. Even though the internet never forgets, it also stops caring rather quickly. Because the newspaper is integral to the physical place it simply can't stop caring.

The bottom line is the print industry enjoyed ne ...


Hey, wall of print dude.  I hope you're not responsible for page layout.
 
2017-09-15 06:54:51 AM  

SansNeural: Boudyro: Print is not going to die. It is going to continue to shrink, the traditional idea of the daily paper is doomed as it is no longer the front line in news gathering. Large swaths of the industry are going to croak as the traditionalist publishers fail to recognize where newspapers' strengths lie.

The internet will aways win on speed of reporting.
The internet will always win on building single-interest intellectual communities.
The internet will always win on global reach - if you have something of global interest.

It can be a a draw on depth of reporting on specific issues.
Neither are going to make the money the newspapers used to.

Newspapers will always win on creating and maintaining a physical community. The core of a physical community is its schools, small businesses, and governance. A properly run local paper beats the crap out of the web for covering, promoting, and celebrating those things. Because unless it's especially outrageous or funny the rest of the world doesn't care.

Newspapers will always win on local reach for the above reasons. By way of example, the biggest of our local papers gets about 3k unique visitors to the website per week. We print more than 5k newspapers every week, and often run out before the next one comes, and a percentage of print editions get multiple views. Keeping in mind our distribution model has only a few legacy subscriptions. The paper is left in restaurants, waiting rooms, and convenience stores. Web content is identical to print content and we don't generally hold back stories until the print edition comes out. to put it another way when I meet someone from the area even the millennials, they know the newspaper and rarely say anything about the website.

Newspapers win on followup, especially on local issues. Even though the internet never forgets, it also stops caring rather quickly. Because the newspaper is integral to the physical place it simply can't stop caring.

The bottom line is the print industry enjoyed ne ...

Hey, wall of print dude.  I hope you're not responsible for page layout.


Editing, Page Design, Ad design, System admin. Such is the state of the industry on the small scale. I stubbornly refuse to learn web design  mostly because my current client would expect me to do for them too and not pay me for it. Still lucky to have the work.
 
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