Too lazy to write a new editorial, the Wheeling News-Register celebrates its birthday by recycling an editorial it ran two years ago today
“Newspapers on the cheap” has reached a new low. Without acknowledging that it had done so, today’s News-Register ran the same editorial it did on September 22, 2019.* (In fairness to Ogden, there were two differences; today’s editorial twice updated the age of the newspaper.)
Our local Ogden newspapers do something that I’ve never . . .
Updating some recent posts (Including a 9/17 update on an update)
After a one-day break, the Intelligencer’s recycling of old Ogden editorials continues
On Tuesday, I wrote about the Intelligencer’s increasing use of old editorials from other Ogden papers (mostly from Ohio). Yesterday, we were treated to an editorial that actually dealt with a contemporary local issue – masks in Ohio County . . .
Updating the similar business models that guide Robert Nutting’s professional baseball team and newspaper chain
I originally wrote about these business models in January of 2018 and I’ve periodically updated.
Baseball on the cheap: Do actual fans matter?
Pittsburgh Pirate owner Bob Nutting has struck again: it’s another season and another terrible team.
Last Wednesday night was beautiful: sunny and warm with low humidity – a . . .
Newspapers on the cheap (part 457)
If you worked through the quiz by starting with the premise that Wheeling papers would not be covering the economics connected with a coal plant in Marshall County, you probably arrived at the correct answers. Yes, the Intelligencer's top story was
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Big Issues Coming Before Pennsylvania Voters Tuesday
An April 14, 2021 update of the Ogden’s newspaper business plan and some thoughts on its future
As my headlines suggest, its time to take another look at the Ogden Newspapers business plan. I’ve written about this topic on a number of occasions. (See “newspapers on the cheap” in the archive located on the blog's front page.)
Today‘s version of the “incredible shrinking newspaper” is down to 16 pages and features all of the . . .
An editorial? We won’t even see coverage of Trump’s phone call!
Joe Lockhart, a communication analyst who served in the Clinton administration, is referring to Trump's attempt to get the Georgia Secretary of State to change the results of the state's presidential election:
Is there a single newspaper in this country who . . .
A fall 2020 update of the Nutting business model
Over the last two years, I have done several posts on what I believe is Robert Nutting’s business model for his newspapers and his baseball team (“on the cheap”). (I first described the model here.) The plan entails spending as little as possible while producing a less-than-mediocre (at best) product. Here are some very recent events that may . . .