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Old 04-11-18, 06:51 PM
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Akron Beacon Journal sold

Just heard the paper has been sold to Gatewood(?) the same group that owns the Columbus Dispatch and Canton Repository. I imagine it also affects ohio.com

If they hold true to previous actions, expect cuts in staff.
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Old 04-11-18, 07:08 PM
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Beacon doesn't have much left to cut.
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Old 04-11-18, 07:23 PM
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It jumped the shark the day the late Dick Shippy retired.
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Old 04-11-18, 10:12 PM
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Just heard the paper has been sold to Gatewood(?) the same group that owns the Columbus Dispatch and Canton Repository. I imagine it also affects ohio.com

If they hold true to previous actions, expect cuts in staff.
GateHouse Media.

Warren Buffet bought the two major local papers here a couple of years ago. Occasional layoffs have been sprinkled around the move to print both papers in the same city. I don't imagine it will be long before the papers are melded into one. Then, we may be back to two pages of sports and two pages of business!
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Old 04-11-18, 10:29 PM
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Old 04-12-18, 06:36 AM
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Beacon doesn't have much left to cut.
Same with the Dispatch. It's about the size of a Readers Digest now as it is.
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Old 04-12-18, 07:57 AM
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Legacy newspapers in any non-major city are a dying breed. Nobody under 50 pays for a hard copy newspaper and nobody under 30 reads on line content from a legacy news paper like the Beacon-Journal, how can they make any $s? Now I can see some of the staff that covers the local beat being absorbed by a new age news organization like a Buzzfeed but that is about it. Here is an excellent research paper on how we now get our news: http://www.journalism.org/2016/07/07...news-consumer/
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Old 04-12-18, 12:24 PM
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I was told earlier today by a recent BJ retiree that the sitdowns with individuals has already started. They are being offered "take it or leave it" positions. He also commented employees are worried about losing their pensions. I think those are protected by the government.
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Old 04-12-18, 02:16 PM
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The Beacon Journal was one of those online papers that allowed you to read a limited amount of stories before forcing you to subscribe. For the last 6 months or so, they did away with that requirement and you could read whatever you wanted. Yesterday, they went back to the forced subscription. Not sure why they did this but it does appear to be related to their announced sale.
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^^^^ That's the new thing. Pay to read. Good luck with that
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The Beacon Journal was one of those online papers that allowed you to read a limited amount of stories before forcing you to subscribe. For the last 6 months or so, they did away with that requirement and you could read whatever you wanted. Yesterday, they went back to the forced subscription. Not sure why they did this but it does appear to be related to their announced sale.
The local papers that Gatehouse owns (Independent and Repository) allow 5 free articles a month before one has to subscribe to access more content.
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Old 04-14-18, 04:55 AM
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The Beacon Journal was one of those online papers that allowed you to read a limited amount of stories before forcing you to subscribe. For the last 6 months or so, they did away with that requirement and you could read whatever you wanted. Yesterday, they went back to the forced subscription. Not sure why they did this but it does appear to be related to their announced sale.
I noticed it at the beginning of the month.
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Old 04-17-18, 10:45 PM
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The Beacon Journal was one of those online papers that allowed you to read a limited amount of stories before forcing you to subscribe. For the last 6 months or so, they did away with that requirement and you could read whatever you wanted. Yesterday, they went back to the forced subscription. Not sure why they did this but it does appear to be related to their announced sale.
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The local papers that Gatehouse owns (Independent and Repository) allow 5 free articles a month before one has to subscribe to access more content.

My tech savvy son told me to go to their site in "Incognito" mode. So far it's working.
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Not ever gonna pay for the Reekin' Urinal unless it's the real paper at the corner store on a Sunday morning.
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Old 04-18-18, 08:59 AM
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My tech savvy son told me to go to their site in "Incognito" mode. So far it's working.
That's what I do, too.
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