Do not notice

Once word got out that GateHouse Media was taking over the Oklahoman, I started hearing stories about how the new management was frugal/chintzy [choose one]. “Same as the old bosses,” I mused.

Then this started flashing on the screen for a fraction of a second while the Print Replica was loading:

Cannot load document from server

And then, of course, it loads the document from the server without further incident.

For no good reason, I tried the most generic variation on the paper’s URL that I could think of, and up popped the replica of the Peninsula Clarion, Kenai, Alaska, which GateHouse owned for about a year before dealing its Last Frontier papers to a subsidiary of Canada’s Black Press.

2 comments »

  1. Jean »

    22 November 2018 · 8:02 pm

    They bought the Akron paper.
    Poor quality, poor editing, generally sucky.
    Then they raised the subscription price almost $20.

  2. CGHill »

    22 November 2018 · 9:52 pm

    It’s my understanding that they paid more for the Beacon Journal than they did for the Oklahoman, suggesting that the Ohio paper wasn’t in such sad shape beforehand.

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