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    melikecheese
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    I probably won’t miss it too much, they were jerks, and once they let Wes F start writing I pretty much stopped reading it, which oddly enough is the same reason I stopped going to donewaiting, and was surprised to see that’s still around.

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    melikecheese said:
    I probably won’t miss it too much, they were jerks, and once they let Wes F start writing I pretty much stopped reading it, which oddly enough is the same reason I stopped going to donewaiting, and was surprised to see that’s still around.

    DoneWaiting is supposedly going print only…

    http://www.columbusunderground.com/forums/topic/donewaiting-going-print-only-in-2013

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    The Alive is a horrible newspaper. It’s all ads and fluff and hipster crap. At least The Other Paper was readable and had some investigative reporting. It had somewhat of an edge to it. I found John Petric’s music reviews to be hilarious.

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    Gil Ligg said:
    I found John Petric’s music reviews to be hilarious.

    You don’t say?

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    As others have said, no big surprise The Dispatch is dispatching The Other Paper. The Alive is marketed toward young adults (ages 18-30) and therefore news coverage (if you can call it news) is entertainment, restaraunt and sports oriented. I hope the Alive will continue some features from TOP such as News Of The Weird. Bottom line is that commercial publications must make a profit or cease. The problem with the Columbus market, for truely independent media, is political. If one publishes controversial opinions, one riskes pissing off potential advertisers. I hope that Outlook Media, already controversial but with a secure market segment, can fill the alt void.

    P.S. Don’t be surprised if The Columbus Dispatch eventually decides to discontinue their daily print edition, to focus on 3-4 days a week (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and maybe Friday). Other major newspapers are doing this with their print editions.

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    ^ Sounds like the Plain Dealer may be first for partial week print editions…

    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50138334n

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    Walker said:
    We’ve got no current plans to step backward into print media. ;)

    Understandable. But I hope you pick up the Other paper’s mantle of providing an “other” view of the important issues in Columbus.

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    SayHey said:
    Understandable. But I hope you pick up the Other paper’s mantle of providing an “other” view of the important issues in Columbus.

    We’ve always provided our own opinions and views on topics in the cities. Perhaps we’re not snarky and controversial enough for some, but we’re independent and provide an outlet for anyone to share their opinions here in a way that no other local media outlet does.

    We’re also poised for some rapid growth over the next 12-18 months, and some of that includes bringing on new journalism positions. Nothing too “political” to start, but we will be diving deeper into a lot of different areas in due time.

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    That’s really great, Walker! It makes me happy when nice people are successful.

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    AmyD said:
    It makes me happy when nice people are successful.

    Back atcha! ;)

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    I already wrote this story once
    Posted on January 24, 2013
    by Jeff Long

    “It is a sad fact—but a fact nonetheless—that economic trends in the nation are threatening and killing once-healthy newspapers.” Yes, indeed, very sad. And whence came that pearl of wisdom? From the Columbus Dispatch, in an editorial lamenting the death of the Columbus Citizen-Journal on the last day of 1985.

    READ MORE: http://www.theotherpaper.com/news/article_12481a98-6644-11e2-8559-0019bb2963f4.html

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    Goodbye Columbus: The Other Paper to Discontinue Publication
    January 31, 2013
    by Steve Brown
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    Since it was founded 23 years, The Other Paper has never been shy about addressing anything. It’s taken on local news anchors, featured a popular column called “That’s So Gay” about the LGBT scene called, and broken plenty of serious stories. That all ends today as the paper’s final issue hits newsstands.

    READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2013/01/31/final-issue-of-the-other-paper-hits-newsstands/

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    The paper that Buck built
    Thursday, January 31, 2013
    by Eric Lyttle

    At the time, Rinehart was in the midst of one of his many firestorms. News broke that he’d separated from his wife and rumors swirled that an “other woman” was at the heart of the announcement that he would not seek a third term as mayor.

    READ MORE: http://www.theotherpaper.com/news/article_ca05f664-6bda-11e2-acc1-001a4bcf887a.html

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    It was a good last issue. Still hoping something replaces it.

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    Any thoughts on the crazy ads in the last issue, the fracking and Fitrakis ones were bizarre and incomprehensible.

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