The Globe & Mail - the beginning of the end

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Bill 310, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Rinty

    Rinty Been here awhile

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    I read the A section of the Globe daily so I can keep tabs on Central Canada's view of what is going on out West. :D I like the paper's writers, regardless of whether I agree with their positions. Sometimes, as in Jeff Simpson's column today about the identity of Quebecers, they can be brilliant.

    As for the future of newspapers, I think we're headed for a Jeff Bezos world, so we'll have keep a tablet handy in the bathroom.
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  2. Argus16

    Argus16 ThReAd KiLleR

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    Pretty much agree. I make paper for a living and while our order-book for N.A. is in steep decline our contracts for Central and South America remain healthy. For how long is the question...
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  3. bigbadandugly

    bigbadandugly Been here awhile

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    I would actually pay a monthly subscription fee for some of these online "newspaper" sites if the subscription fee actually eliminated the annoying advertising on the websites.
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  4. jackd

    jackd Long timer

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    Jeff Simpson is a true treasure to read and hear. It's the Margaret Wente's and their drivel that started the race to the end of what was once a great publication.
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  5. Rinty

    Rinty Been here awhile

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    :lol3

    On a related note, Diane Francis has an excellent column in the August 27 Financial Post, on where Jeff Bezos is taking the Washington Post. I couldn't get it to link, because I haven't paid any subscription. :D
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  6. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    I'm one of thousands of laid off paper mill workers. It's a changed world, and there isn't much you can do about it. I can't believe how many fairly modern paper mills shut down in my corner of the world. :huh
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