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Am I Stupid to Hope?
This. I've got to think about it, but I need as much hope as I can possibly get these days.

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davidschroth
Sep. 21st, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
I'd certainly like to believe that this could make a difference...
kaffyr
Sep. 21st, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
One of the biggest stumbling blocks, of course, is the idea that news companies would have to become not for profit — and that requires a love of the news that transcends someone's desire to pull in money for the stockholders. In fact, the stockholders would be another potential stumbling block. Still, one does want to hope.
galacticvoyeur
Sep. 22nd, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
Well, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is one of those awful libbural newspapers (according to my neocon sister-in-law), so going non-profit, something like the Manchester Guardian, would certainly sit well and have the support of the resurgent labor movement in Pittsburgh.
kaffyr
Sep. 22nd, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
...which might be all the reason needed for some captains of industry to oppose this with the ferocity of a rabid wolverine. If they needed any more reason than their own insane greed, that is.
mjlayman
Sep. 22nd, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
Oh boy, I hope that works. The WashPost is not only increasing the price while getting smaller, they kept all the sports people and fired a lot of copyeditors. I'd much rather have copyeditors than sports people.
galacticvoyeur
Sep. 22nd, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
I'd much rather have copyeditors than sports people. Um.... I'm afraid I have some rather disconcerting news for you...
kaffyr
Sep. 22nd, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
*snort*
kaffyr
Sep. 22nd, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
I wish it didn't have to be an either/or situation.
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