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Love it, but the link wouldn't work for me. I predict the Seattle Times legal department might have an issue with the name...but that will be fun also, no?
Fuck you Holden, you're not a journalist, you're a fucking hack. Can't wait until someone throws your ass under the bus.
I haven't bothered to visit in a while, but last time I did it was cat photos and celebrity gossip. I think the Seattle Times is still important to the community.
I like to follow a few individual reporters:
@ChrisGrygiel (Seattle news editor for the AP)
@Jim_Brunner (Seattle Times)
A favorite post this month is at the Atlantic, "American News Consumers Have Gained the World but Lost Their Backyards": http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/arch…
[ "Free Seattle Times?" Nice TWITTER LINK LIST. Please....]
The Stranger is "free" because of a it has a great business model. It is completely inundated with ads, online and in print. This is fantastic. Thank god its around. Still, this city has room for one publication like The Stranger. There is one in every cultural capital in the U.S. Not two.
If you are shit out of luck in this regard and are attempting to run a daily newspaper, then you do what you can, no?
And this is routine. Ask the radio and TV reporters around town how they start their days and where they get most of their information, and they will tell you: the Times.
Why include "Paywall" in the headline?
Yes. No unions, cheap labor costs, zero pension.
Still some kinks, but EZ on the eyes. Automatically updated twice a day.
As a former employee, I'm guessing one reason they made it the same price as Sunday + digital is to up Sunday distribution and print subscription numbers, hoping people would just go ahead and get Sunday since it doesn't cost any extra. Irritating, and I'm really reluctant to pay that much for digital access.
Ahhhh, so it's ok for small businesses to treat employees like shit and not offer union scale wages, work rules and benefits, and to then try to financially undermine those in the same business that do offer union scale wages, good work conditions and benefits. Got it.
But what would The Stranger say?
And to pile on... they mostly do good journalism over there, which I would be willing to support. But I'm not willing to support the constant cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face editorializing they do. If they ever realize it's their out-of-touch editorial board costing them subscriptions, maybe some day they will change. (Not holding my breath).
It's beyond him to value multiple sources, or bureaus that can afford in-depth reporting -- be it undercover, across/outside our county and state, etc. No, what matters to him is seeing a perceived enemy suffer.
A little telling that Mr. Keck commented here....
I don't know, can they tell the difference?
@52, I have no idea how much The Stranger pays; probably very little. My point was that pensions are very rare now, as are union jobs, and neither should be considered criteria as to whether a company is a good employer or not in 2013.