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In decimated newsroom, Herald's hedge-fund owners somehow find more people to lay off

Dan Kennedy has the latest Herald carnage report.

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I'm sure they'd accept donations to pay these people. Otherwise, if there's no money to pay employees, you don't have employees.

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there's money alright.

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It's mostly just .1% ideology gussied up with a few formal trappings - 2D graphs! (Simple) equations! It's Science!

Nope. It's just more of the rich bullying working people to just shut up and take it, because Science proves There Is No Alternative.

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30

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is just a respiration piece of someone else's wealth awaiting liquidation. you know this, man.

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of what us entitled millenials would call "late capitalism".

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Several years ago, the Herald lost a 30-year home delivery customer (me), when the driver at the time used my front lawn as a turnaround.

When I called them to cancel and told them why, I offered to send them pictures of my lawn (they didn't want them). I eventually received a refund check for the balance of the subscription.

A few weeks later, they called to ask if I would resubscribe, at a rate that could be described as "next to nothing". This was when Pat Purcell still owned the paper. I told that person why I cancelled and she told me they would call me back when there was a new driver.

Several years later, I'm still waiting for that phone call...

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Prayers for your lawn.

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Their home delivery circulation is minuscule, and who would pay $2.50 for a single copy on a newsstand, given how little news (or advertising) is now inside?

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Trump Nation

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Ok, hahaha, Trump supporters are nazis and they waterboard infants at the US border. People can take a joke.

However, it is NOT funny to accuse ANYONE of reading newspapers.

Would you like me to accuse you of listening to NPR?

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It has a good sports page, and from time to time they cover things the Globe doesn’t, but should.

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but for how much longer? This latest report was of a layoff in the sports copy desk.

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I've known people who have had the job, and if you've read enough of my posts, you've seen the misspellings or slight screw ups in words enough to know that I do see a value in having a copy editor, but loosing those positions just means poorly written reports.

Honestly, the last straw might be when John Connolly retires. I think he is the only dedicated college sports reporter left between the two papers. With USCHO cutting back on their reporting (yeah, online world) Connolly is the go to person on college hockey, in addition to basketball and football.

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I'm a member of that on-line world also. Too bad about the cutback on the reporting, but the individual team threads are usually pretty informative and entertaining.

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In one of his columns in the last couple of years decrying the demise of the Herald, he stated that he was a long time home delivery subscriber.

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Nothing personal, Herald employees. Keep reading your Ayn Rand.

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If you noticed, the Herald printed their circulation numbers this month by USPS requirement. They’re down to under 34,000. In its heyday, the Record American would sell a half-million.

And, they have almost no ads, except the ones they run for themselves. They used to have plenty of car dealers and classifieds, and most of them are gone.

The Globe has lost a lot, too, but they sell about 3 times as many printed copies as the Herald, and double their print subscriptions with their pricy digital subscriptions. The Herald didn’t reveal who is paying them to read It online, but does anybody think it’s close to the Globe?

I don’t love the Herald's politics, but I love living in a multi-newspaper city. How many are left, New York, Chicago, LA, Philadelphia (sort-of), Detroit, anyone else? When the Herald goes away, who will miss it?

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geez - almost not worth printing for that....

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and there was a time when I considered the Herald's local news reporting to be better than the Globe's. Sadly, what we have now is a 1.25-newspaper city.

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The local news reporting used to be better than the Globe.

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into METRO. Who wants a local paper with nothing but wire services stories in it?

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fewer lining options.

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