Bisi is correct, the Tribune Company filed Chapt. 11. They run eight or ten daily papers including the L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Florida Sun-Sentinel, and Orlando Sentinel. They also have 23 tv stations including WGN in Chicago.
The N.Y. Times (all the news with a liberal bias) is in deep financial crap and has announced plans to borrow up to $225 million against their hq building in midtown Manhattan. They're not bankrupt... yet.
More and more people are getting their news from the Internet, not from newsprint.<br>
Combine that with a good portion of the population considering that the established media is irrelevant because of political bias, plus a bad economy, and you have a recipe for disaster. Disaster for the news industry.<br>
The media should have taken notice back when Rush Limbaugh and blogs started taking off. These came into being because there was a large segment of the population not being served by the mainstream media. Instead of analyzing the problem and taking corrective steps, the mainstream media simply chose to try to marginalize "right wing talk radio" and the blogs.<br>
Then the mainstream media tried to counter them, with their own liberal talk radio shows. These flopped. Why? Because there was no need for them. The left wing was saturated with liberal media. The right wing had the vacuum.<br>
1. cleaning windsheilds.
2. starting fires
3. leaving them in the driveway and running over them for about 4 days before
4. high school paper drives
5. packing material to ship your guns
6. shredded for cat box (plenty of crap in the paper and the box)
7. bird cage liner (mentioned in post above)
8. rolled up to beat democrats with
9. great for littering your democratic senators yard
10. wonderful for wrapping fish in to send to your political adversaries
I feel the same recurvy, even some of their stories are thought provoking and touching. I guess I'm a softie when it comes to the human condition but a hawk on defense and the budget. I still tear up when I see a kid hurting and they know how to play that for all it's worth.Use to contribute but not anymore.