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SF Chronicle removes paywall

2013-08-15 23:46:43.822185+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

SF Chronicle tears down its paywall after 4 months.

I'm still adamant that I'd pay for local news, but I haven't found local news that's actually worth paying for.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-08-16 01:12:11.080328+00 by: TheSHAD0W

I think you're missing a "worth" there.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-08-16 03:05:59.336719+00 by: Dan Lyke

You are correct!

#Comment Re: made: 2013-08-16 11:42:47.825448+00 by: battjt

I live in a community of about 20,000 (6,500 in the "cities", 20,000 in the "metro area"). I pay $75/day for the daily local paper. There is about 3 pages of local news, including high school sports, local government, local business, local happenings (4-H fair, festivals, tragedies, etc.) and the obits. There are another 5 pages of AP filler and advertising. So, it's a two sheet paper, 8 pages.

It is a huge part of keeping our community a community. I always know or know of about 1/3 of the people mentioned in the paper. The community is small enough that everything makes the paper. Pretty much anyone who does anything can make the paper. My kids are in the paper about 3 times a year.

It's well worth the investment for the paper version. The online version is worthless. http://www.winchesternewsgazette.com/


#Comment Re: made: 2013-08-16 11:55:54.591788+00 by: meuon

I had hopes for Nooga.com as another decent local news source, but it seems to be more bullhorn for the machine than news. Many years later: Chattanoogan.com is still doing the same thing well: Extremely local news. The writing is not overdone, in fact it's usually pretty simple little news blips. It's effective, it gets read and it gets talked about by real people. And yeah, every once in a while I toss some money that way for advertising or something else.

The remaining "newspaper".. Times Free Press is better online than it used to be, but why did they add the word "philanthropist" to this Loan Shark, because he buys a lot of advertising...