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A Polish-American Paper's Final Edition


skysoulmate 14 | 1,296
31 Oct 2010  #1
"Why We Are Closing Shop," read the headline in the Oct. 22 edition. Beneath that, Thomas Poster, the founder and permanent editor, laid it out clearly, as he had learned to do over seven decades in journalism. "It is simply an economic fiasco," he wrote. "So we have to close."

On Monday, Mr. Poster, 83, and his publisher, Helen R. Glinka - also his wife of 62 years - folded, stamped and mailed the newspapers from their Long Island home to the roughly 1,000 subscribers still hanging on. It was the last enactment of a weekly ritual that began with the inaugural issue, Feb. 6, 1959.

nytimes.com/2010/10/31/nyregion/31world.html?_r=1&ref=sam_dolnic - A Polish-American Paper's Final Edition
convex 20 | 3,978
31 Oct 2010  #2
OK, hey you proud Polish-Americans... someone take over this! MediaWatch, hello??

Since the paper’s early days, an editorial mainstay has been the defense of Polish-Americans against perceived knocks.

I'm not Polish-American, but you folks are. Save this! At the very least, web based version!!!!!
delphiandomine 83 | 17,596
31 Oct 2010  #3
OK, hey you proud Polish-Americans... someone take over this! MediaWatch, hello??

No, let it die, look at this!

A recent front-page article took offense at a Long Island hospital’s healthy eating campaign that singled out kielbasa and onions as heart-attack bait.

hahahaaa...ahaaaaaaa..hahaha....and they wonder why no-one is subscribing?

It was unconcerned with copyright laws, reprinting at will articles that mentioned Poland from larger papers.

Unethical as well as stupid, too!'

But yes, now is the time for Polish-Americans to save the newspaper! Then again, there's plenty other awful Polish-American newspapers ;)
Softsong 5 | 495
1 Nov 2010  #4
Newspapers in general are all struggling. Not many read them anymore. At the hotel where I work we have what we call "snow birds" who come down to get away from the harsh winters. They subscribe, but most people get their news on the TV, radio or internet.
MediaWatch 10 | 945
15 Nov 2010  #5
Unethical as well as stupid, too!'

But yes, now is the time for Polish-Americans to save the newspaper! Then again, there's plenty other awful Polish-American newspapers ;)

At least they're better then those Rancid Retard Russkie newspapers. The Retard Russkie newspapers don't even exist anymore because they were so awful XD
Wroclaw Boy
15 Nov 2010  #6
Newspapers in general are all struggling.

I haven't bought a newspaper for years, i only ever bought them when i was going to the pub anyway just to pass some time over a pint. The resources required to print billions of papers daily is just not sustainable.
OP skysoulmate 14 | 1,296
11 Dec 2010  #7
I haven't bought a newspaper for years

I can't function without newspapers. I once read that Scandinavia has the highest newspaper readership in the world, maybe that's where I got my addiction from? Nowadays I read mainly on my iPad but I have several newspaper subscriptions, WSJ, NYTimes, FT, several Swedish papers, etc. Then I read local newspapers (English editions) wherever I might be whether Seoul, Shanghai or Cologne. I am more into reading and listening to books (I looove you audible ;) but I still like my daily paper.

Oh well, we're all different...

schoolvoorjournalistiek.com/europeanculture09/?p=1752

"...Far more people read newspapers in Sweden, compared to Western-Europe. The readership figures are very high.More than 80 percent of all adults are reading a newspaper on a daily basis..."
rychlik 41 | 373
11 Dec 2010  #8
Everything is going online now.
Chicago Pollock 7 | 504
11 Dec 2010  #9
I prefer reading paper newspapers but the problem is they are poorly written and very biased. You have to get on the internet to get objective journalism.
trener zolwia 1 | 940
11 Dec 2010  #10
I can't function without newspapers.

I still read at least one newspaper a day, usually in the morning with coffee, and don't feel right if I skip a day. Then I go online for more news.

they are poorly written and very biased. You have to get on the internet to get objective journalism.

This is true, but there is also plenty of crappily written bias on the net too.


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