The New York Times doesn't look half bad

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on March 6, 2009

With the market continuing to tank, The New York Times Company doesn't look half bad when compared to most other media companies.

E.W. Scripps just closed down the Rocky Mountain News last week.

Of course, the hated News Corp. of Rupert Murdoch does a bit better.

For those interested, some Rocky staffers have started their own online news site, iwantmyrocky.com. It's reminiscent of what some former staffers of the Santa Barbara News-Press did with the SBNewsroom.com for a short time after Wendy McCaw went wacko. And some journalists are doing something similar in Arizona.

These sorts of enterprises can succeed -- witness VoiceofSanDiego.org -- but philanthropic funding sure does help.

Speaking of philanthropic funding...the bill for Hoystory's Web hosting has come due and any and all donations, no matter how small would be much appreciated.

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They don't want states, SCOTUS (at least not one that protects individual rights) or Senate. They want direct national control--& they want corporations to help implement policies & shut down expression that threatens them. I just wish they knew the definition of "fascist"

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