More Odd News From the Courier-Journal

Posted: August 17th, 2011 | Filed under: Culture | 2 Comments »

If only I could run as fast as I can read the entire morning Courier-Journal?

It’s getting thinner and thinner by the week. Some days, there’s not enough to cover the bottom of a regulation sized bird cage.

And curioser and curioser are the decisions being made by those in charge down at 6th & Broadway.

Apparently, they’ve gotten a clue that readers want expanded TV listings. So The Once Great Newspaper is going TV Guide. A new expanded “TV Week” will be available with your Sunday edition, starting mid September.

(Is there still a TV Guide? A quick Google surf indicates that indeed there is. Full listings for just about all channels are available online. For, no charge.) Which lack of exaction is the crux of the problem for not only the C-J, but newspapers everywhere.

For this new “up to 32 page” section, including expanded “prime-time grids with color coding,” puzzles, trivia and viewing tips, the well-bonused muckety mucks at Gannett want but a quarter of your moolah per week.

Call me a fool, but I would have thought the $17.75/ month I pay already for home delivery of the ever diminishing gazette might have gotten me this “bonus” perk. Silly, silly me.

I know that Mr. Garson and Mr. Ivory are struggling to keep this once treasured daily chronicle of news and comment alive. There’s a new paradigm out there, and words on papyrus will sooner rather than later be thought of like slide rules and telephone party lines.

It just seems to me that asking readers to pay more for something they should already be receiving is not the way to do it.

 


2 Comments on “More Odd News From the Courier-Journal”

  1. 1 Getting Run-Ruled Really Bites | LouisvilleKY said at 8:59 am on August 22nd, 2011:

    […] a month for the daily paper. I think he and my Mom are the only ones left. But Chuck’s got a valid complaint about the paper’s new strategy to get a quarter from you. And he’s starting up his […]

  2. 2 Getting Run-Ruled Really Bites | LouisvilleKY said at 8:59 am on August 22nd, 2011:

    […] a month for the daily paper. I think he and my Mom are the only ones left. But Chuck’s got a valid complaint about the paper’s new strategy to get a quarter from you. And he’s starting up his […]


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