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Is it time for a new state newspaper?


jencoleslaw

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The Valley Breeze has stepped up and sponsored the bee. Honestly though, what was the journal thinking? how is it possible that this gaff isn't going to cost them far more than the paltry $5000? Mr. Coleslaw, a veteran spelling bee-er has insisted we cancel our subscription of the Journal.

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The Valley Breeze has stepped up and sponsored the bee. Honestly though, what was the journal thinking? how is it possible that this gaff isn't going to cost them far more than the paltry $5000? Mr. Coleslaw, a veteran spelling bee-er has insisted we cancel our subscription of the Journal.
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The Valley Breeze has stepped up and sponsored the bee. Honestly though, what was the journal thinking? how is it possible that this gaff isn't going to cost them far more than the paltry $5000? Mr. Coleslaw, a veteran spelling bee-er has insisted we cancel our subscription of the Journal.
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I think it's time for a city paper. The problem with the Journal (well a problem) is that it's not a Providence paper, it only reports on Providence when someone gets shot. If Warwick can have two papers, Providence can have at least one.

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I think it's time for a city paper. The problem with the Journal (well a problem) is that it's not a Providence paper, it only reports on Providence when someone gets shot. If Warwick can have two papers, Providence can have at least one.
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While I do believe competition is good, when it comes to newspaper, I belive it degenerates into this: One trashy tabloid, one real newspaper newspaper. It's just a hypothesis with little information to back it up, but look at the New York times, and the New York post; the Boston Globe, and the Boston Herald. Perhaps I'm wrong.

That being said, the newspaper market is really collapsing. More people are going to the internet, or TV, and I doubt the Providence metro can support two newspapers. Perhaps if more people started to use public transit there would be more of a demand, but most of those not already doing so can afford other things to keep occupied (see: iPhone). Once again, I could be wrong and another newspaper might get Rhode Islanders more interested in newspapers, and increase the base (like when a burger king is built near a McDonald's, the Mcdonald's sees an increase in business).

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another newspaper might be good. i think it's stupid that the projo is a RI paper for the whole state and doesn't stick mostly to providence news.

while more and more people are going to the internet, there's nothing like sitting down with a paper and flipping through. it's not as fun clicking links on webpages and trying to read 10 articles online (hurts the eyes after a while).

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another newspaper might be good. i think it's stupid that the projo is a RI paper for the whole state and doesn't stick mostly to providence news.

while more and more people are going to the internet, there's nothing like sitting down with a paper and flipping through. it's not as fun clicking links on webpages and trying to read 10 articles online (hurts the eyes after a while).

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In case you didn't notice, the cost of the daily Providence Journal went up to $ 1.00 today. :shok: This is amazing since the cost of the journal from Mon-Sat recently went up from $ .50 to .75. The Sunday paper will now be $ 3.00, and weekly delivery will be $ 7.00. Me thinks the next step will be limited access to projo.com.

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In case you didn't notice, the cost of the daily Providence Journal went up to $ 1.00 today. :shok: This is amazing since the cost of the journal from Mon-Sat recently went up from $ .50 to .75. The Sunday paper will now be $ 3.00, and weekly delivery will be $ 7.00. Me thinks the next step will be limited access to projo.com.
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