Monday, October 27, 2008

Slow death?

A friend tells me he gassed up Sunday at the Highway 401 service centre near Trenton, and notice a cardboard sign stuck in the National Post box. "As of November 1st, this box will no longer be serviced. If you want the paper, call 1-800-etc."
Places like that normally move a lot of papers.

5 comments:

JA Goneaux said...

Just saw a similar sign in a NP box on Yonge Street here in Toronto (North York).

Hm.....

Paul Wells said...

They're getting out of newspaper boxes. And more. I'll tell you the details after bass fishing season ends.

Ottawa Watch said...

I never fished for bass after Labour Day. But I spent half my life on Georgian Bay, where you fish bass on hot, still days when the sky is robin-egg blue and the water is so flat you can actually see the bass... and you get a silver Mepps in front of them and they hit like a bomb, and you fight the bugger and hope he doesn't spit the hook in your eye. And then when you get him home, you eat him along with a few big Georgian Bay crappies.

Ottawa Watch said...

Unfortunately, a lot of this week's very subdued tenth anniversary material did have the look of a swan song. It would not be a good thing if the NatPost went out of business. It's very unlikely any of the other papers would see any increase in circulation and ad lineage and a lot of very good journalists would be thrown out of work. It would take years for the job market to recover. Plus the Post is a very good paper. What it actually needs is about three years of increased cash investment.
If the paper does get cut, the Financial Post could easily be sold as a stand-alone daily like the Wall Street Journal.

Rachel Marsden said...

Say hi to your girlfriend for me, Paul.