Dispatch killing off The Other Paper
- January 8, 2013 12:19 am at 12:19 am #529055
^There’s way too much hyperbole in today’s culture. They’re cloning it to try and sound like they relate to people. Everything today is “The best _________ EVER.”January 8, 2013 12:21 am at 12:21 am #529056
^There’s way too much hyperbole in today’s culture. They’re cloning it to try and sound like they relate to people. Everything today is “The best _________ EVER.”
+1January 8, 2013 12:40 am at 12:40 am #529057
Anyone remember The Guardian? We had 3 free weeklys!!January 8, 2013 12:46 am at 12:46 am #529058
Ah, Damon Zex and magic mushrooms. A proper daily diet for a mid-’90s high school misfit.
This! :)January 8, 2013 1:44 am at 1:44 am #529059
This. As soon as Dispatch bought Columbus Monthly the insightful and thoughtful reporting and essays in that publication, that really helped create a feel for the soul of the city, were replaced 100% by fluff, mainly food and drink promos……
I have noticed the same decline in quality. The old CM published good investigative pieces – not so anymore. I rarely pick up a Dispatch publication any more.January 8, 2013 1:46 am at 1:46 am #529060
captain janks is back!January 8, 2013 1:49 am at 1:49 am #529061
This makes a very strong case for the return of public access television to Columbus: the people need alternative mass media outlets.
What would public access tv do that youtube can’t?January 8, 2013 1:50 am at 1:50 am #529062
If I had to rank them, yeah the Other Paper would be at the bottom tier of print alt-weeklies with the (pre-buyout) Alive. The upper tier being the Guardian, which I think I caught on the tail end of it’s demise when I moved here for school.
Even though newsprint’s going the way of the dodo, I’ll still be nostalgic for it.January 8, 2013 2:12 am at 2:12 am #529063
whoahJanuary 8, 2013 2:39 am at 2:39 am #529064
Sorry for the tangent, but I just noticed that “last poster” on the front page sidebar and “last poster” on the forum view sometimes say different things for the same user (i.e., Jim’s full name is on the front page sidebar—at least, until I click “submit”). Is that intentional/desired behavior, Walker?
(And yes, in part I’m posting this here because it’ll cover up Jim’s name for the moment, just in case the answer is “no.”)January 8, 2013 2:44 am at 2:44 am #529065
That happens when people have a messageboard username and a news article username.January 8, 2013 2:45 am at 2:45 am #529066
That happens when people have a messageboard username and a news article username.
Thank you! I was just scrolling through my preferences trying to figure it out.
Sorry for the interruption. Carry on….January 8, 2013 3:29 am at 3:29 am #529067
Sorry to hear this. I’ve been a big fan of TOP since it started, and still enjoyed it even during the Dispatch era.
The Alive was only ever readable during a brief period in the early 2000’s… and judging by their recent staff pictures, they are now a zero diversity outfit.
Not that I’m volunteering, but it seems like the time is right for a new alt-weekly to launch. Anyone else remember “HOOT”?January 8, 2013 3:44 am at 3:44 am #529068
This isn’t a shocker really, but , a newspaper can’t be given away, and capture enough eyeballs (attention) to keep advertisers?January 8, 2013 4:51 am at 4:51 am #529069
I miss the Teet.
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