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Date Posted: 07:34:08 09/21/16 Wed
Author: Michael Motorcycle
Subject: Re: Names?
In reply to: Velocipede 's message, "Re: Names?" on 15:52:07 09/20/16 Tue

I agree that Dick did whatever he wanted trying to put the PG out of business. That is why the newsroom was so large. Once Dick passed, changes had to be made. The leadership at the time(Ralph, Frank & Yale G)Were incapable of making these changes. That is why they are no longer there. The only hope they have is the current leadership. From the looks of it, they are doing everything possible to ensure the papers survival. Once all the changes are finalized the Trib will/should FINALLY be on solid ground. The same cant be said for the PG.

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[> [> [> [> [> Re: Names? -- Vespa, 23:18:33 09/21/16 Wed [1]

So, the PG has the parent, Block Communications, a very profitable media company that owns the Blade, cable systems and TV stations, behind it. You really think that in a city like Pittsburgh, that could only ever support only one daily, that survivor will be the Trib? What makes you think they can diminish a product that was always mediocre at best to practically nothing, and attract enough readers and advertisers to survive? The remaining staffers, editors and reporters alike, are largely so-so or bottom of the barrel types whose work was never better than mediocre.

The new corporate leaders are bean counters on a fool's errand. Maybe you think people will accept anything. Trib cheerleaders always tend to have a "Baghdad Bob" quality about them. But even when Scaife bloated the newsroom, the Trib was never the success he claimed it to be. He gave away thousands of copies to create an illusion of growth.

Whatever happens to the PG, and its survival is by no means certain, the Jennifers at TTM are not going to do anything but delay the inevitable. If they are the only hope, it's no hope at all.

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[> [> [> [> [> Question for Michael-- -- Enquiring mind, 14:43:37 09/22/16 Thu [1]

So tell us, what demographic will MAYBE put the Trib on "solid ground?" The place is imploding, and people think that Pittsburghers will embrace it?

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