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Re: how the failing newspaper industry shot itself in the fo

Postby Conor Dary » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:46 am

Marlow wrote:
Conor Dary wrote:People actually read USA Today every day? The only time I look at it is when it is outside the door on the floor in the morning at a hotel.

I value Cultural (sic) Literacy (it's actually a requisite of my job) and USAT covers that better and more succinctly than anyone else. Time is a close second.


No one does succinctly better than USAToday. That is why I can read the whole paper in about 10 minutes.
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Re: how the failing newspaper industry shot itself in the fo

Postby Marlow » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:51 am

Conor Dary wrote:No one does succinctly better than USAToday. That is why I can read the whole paper in about 10 minutes.

Indeed. My ADD demands it.
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Re: how the failing newspaper industry shot itself in the fo

Postby Halfmiler2 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:19 pm

USA today used to be the perfect quick read for a 20-minute bus ride to work - and they used to have good track & field coverage while Dick Patrick was around.
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Re: how the failing newspaper industry shot itself in the fo

Postby Anthony Treacher » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:21 am

I live in Sweden. I have a very advantageous, efficient airmail subscription to the American Time magazine. I am really satisfied, yet .... sometimes I feel like cancelling the whole thing. And why? Because Time sometimes use small typefaces in hard to read colours, often small, pastel colours, even light grey, which is impossible to read. One day I will be so irritated I will cancel for sure. If the industry is in crisis, why do they persist with these easily addressable mistakes at the risk of losing faithful customers?
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Re: how the failing newspaper industry shot itself in the fo

Postby Daisy » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:27 am

Anthony Treacher wrote:Because Time sometimes use small typefaces in hard to read colours, often small, pastel colours, even light grey, which is impossible to read.

Tony, you're just too fussy. One reason they may do it is that is they have nothing to say and hope they can hide the fact?
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Re: how the failing newspaper industry shot itself in the fo

Postby Anthony Treacher » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:03 pm

Daisy. You made my day! How long can we continue to meet in this way?
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Re: how the failing newspaper industry shot itself in the fo

Postby lonewolf » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:31 pm

My aging eyes have the same problem with Time and a number of other magazines..Artsy, teensy, light colored font on dark background (or dark opn dark)is especially difficult to read.. I either have to find my magnifying glass or give up.. :(
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Re: how the failing newspaper industry shot itself in the fo

Postby Marlow » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:34 pm

lonewolf wrote:My aging eyes have the same problem with Time and a number of other magazines..Artsy, teensy, light colored font on dark background (or dark opn dark)is especially difficult to read.. I either have to find my magnifying glass or give up.. :(

What a whiney-butt you are!
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Re: how the failing newspaper industry shot itself in the fo

Postby Daisy » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:42 pm

Marlow wrote:What a whiney-butt you are!

He has a magnifying glass, you know?
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Re: how the failing newspaper industry shot itself in the fo

Postby lonewolf » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:31 pm

Well, when a life is as perfect as mine, I need something to whine about. :)
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Re: how the failing newspaper industry shot itself in the fo

Postby Marlow » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:37 pm

lonewolf wrote:Well, when a life is as perfect as mine, I need something to whine about. :)

Ok, ya got me there! :D
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