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Date Posted: 04:30:45 08/25/16 Thu
Author: Now ask yourself this:
Subject: Re: Earth to City Paper!
In reply to: These are what the stories would be! 's message, "Re: Earth to City Paper!" on 23:22:58 08/24/16 Wed

Who in the general public would care about most of these navel-gazing questions? I can't see the general reader saying, "Ethel, why did the PG Deputy ME quit? That's been keeping me up nights."
In an era of limited resources, I can't justify the labor on a piece on the failing state of journalism. It's pretty obvious why, including, as this thread so eloquently proves, a dubious belief as to what constitutes news.
Maybe if one of the papers goes under, a post-mortem might be in order.
But outside journalism, the average reader doesn't care, sorry to say.

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[> [> [> [> Re: Earth to City Paper! -- A slightly different perspective, 23:31:34 08/25/16 Thu [1]

City Paper has taken on the PG before, per the coverage of ex-PG columnist Jennifer Graham's bigotry.

http://www.pghcitypaper.com/Blogh/archives/2015/06/04/pittsburgh-post-gazette-takes-on-caitlyn-jenners-gender-looks-really-really-hateful-in-the-process

Of course they never bothered to look into why Graham was hired as a columnist by Shribman) and why she didn't stay long before moving to the Deseret News. That's not navel gazing. That's covering the media and the overall mess at both papers is worth covering at least to some degree. It's not navel gazing. The only local journalists who'd think it is might be those with some futile hope of joining the crew of one of the two sinking ships.

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[> [> [> [> Re: Earth to City Paper! -- DL, 13:27:49 08/26/16 Fri [1]

You think the general public doesn't wonder why the papers cost more and give them less?

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[> [> [> [> Re: Earth to City Paper! -- Baby Steps, 16:08:39 08/26/16 Fri [1]

Laziness on City Paper's part. It's no more complex than that. Don't make the big competition mad. Potter got a job at the PG. Who's to say someone else at CP might not have a shot? Play it nice. Play it lazy.

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