Next : How to shoplift at Wally World.
Since stealing seems to be OK here
'I would guess this author likes Bernie Sanders...you know free stuff!'
Hey dipshit, the things Bernie wants to provide aren't 'free,' they would paid for by properly taxing the richest Americans at pre-Reagan rates.
"I've been a circulation director for a national newspaper for 23 years. Newspaper revenue has been on the decline since 2008. The Post & Courier pays their employees to write articles.They need to charge their readers in order to meet their expenses.I would guess this author likes Bernie Sanders...you know free stuff! To take this authors intended logic a step forward, I imagine he wouldn't mind if his readers visited his publication's office & helped themselves to office supplies.
Sort of like redistribution."
This is such a load of crap, it isn't even funny.
Revenue from newspaper subscriptions largely pay for production and delivery costs. Subscription revenue does not pay for reporters.
What pays for reporters (and editors, and publishers) is ad revenue.
Ad revenue was declining well before 2008 and for a number of reasons not related to the economy. First, lots of newspapers were slow to figure out the internet - and once they did, they found out that their advertisers had found out a lot more and quicker. It was no longer good enough for the paper to say, "Well, we have 50,000 subscribers and we sell about 10,000 a day out of boxes, so your ad might be seen by 60,000 - 100,000 people a day" because advertisers could now get an idea of not only how many people saw their ads, but how many people clicked on those ads. Why pay for the chance your ad will be seen when you can just pay for how many times it is seen?
Guess what? People weren't clicking on ads. So, a lot of papers (and most sites, honestly) started making those ads bigger, or animated, and later as pop-ups and pop-unders, and all sorts of other ways of annoying the crap out of the consumer.
And revenues still fell. And ad-blocking software became a thing (largely because, surprise, surprise, sites realized that even if they couldn't get people to click on ads, they could still find ways to gather data from their visitors and sell it to third-parties).
Worse, in the early days newspapers weren't charging people to visit their websites, so if people oddly enough might feel slightly frustrated having to suddenly pay to access these sites, it wouldn't be surprising. Now, Mr. fantonuc wants to compare the notion of bypassing a paywall to the utterly fatuous idea that Senator Sanders is in favor of "free stuff" (which, if you'd like, I'd gladly point out how that's also a load of crap) - and that's fine, even if it's nonsense. I'd actually compare the newspapers suddenly charging for admission to the corner drug dealer: "Here, kids, try this for free. Yea, that's right, now you're hooked, so pay me."
Basically, the notion that bypassing the Post and Courier's paywall is somehow stealing food from the mouths of reporters is absolute poppycock.
It's only a matter of time before the for-profit press collapses (anyone else get daily pleading emails from the New York Times, for instance?) and we get around to establishing proper non-profit news outlets that aren't reliant on ad revenue in the first place.
Oh, and speaking of ad-blockers, if you have one installed and no how to use it properly you don't have to go through all of the steps listed in this piece to read the Post and Courier.
"Currently the mobile app is still free with no paywall."
That's true enough, and I haven't looked into this fully to be certain, but I'll bet you a dollar that they're using that app to track you and either target ads toward you, or sell your data to a third-party.
See, the thing is, even a grumpy anti-capitalist like me knows there's no such thing as a free lunch, and there's no such thing as free access to a paid site just because you have their app.
They sounded like little kids in middle school venting their bad behavior. Just don't look good to listen too on old-er people. Whitney sounds like babbling drunk who is too old to be trashing any person he formally slept with and then lied about it. I would have balked at that story line and wrote my own lines. Makes Whitney sound like he is not carrying a torch for Kathryn but instead carrying a torch for Thomas and seems to get infuriated with any time spent with Kathryn and being in a father role.
I only found it disturbing that Kathryn threw her life away with having children with Thomas. A smart attractive girl who I do not get would look at the old man twice. Plus he looks like the former governor --you know the one that said he was going for a hike
The paywall puts a sign-in box in the center of the screen and obscures the rest of the screen with gray but you can still read the article thru the gray. It disables scrolling in Chrome but you can still scroll in Firefox using the up/down arrow keys. You can read the entire article this way but you can't click links or copy text or images.
Currently the mobile app is still free with no paywall.
I've been a circulation director for a national newspaper for 23 years. Newspaper revenue has been on the decline since 2008. The Post & Courier pays their employees to write articles.They need to charge their readers in order to meet their expenses.I would guess this author likes Bernie Sanders...you know free stuff! To take this authors intended logic a step forward, I imagine he wouldn't mind if his readers visited his publication's office & helped themselves to office supplies.
Sort of like redistribution.
Sweet! Works with the Opera browser too, just open a new private window.
There is also a new book out, Porgy & Bess A Charleston Story edited by Harlan Greene. It's available in book shops around town and at Home House Press.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained...that was our attitude as we packed a picnic basket and headed out for the Free "Porgy and Bess" simulcast in Marion Square Monday evening. Thanks to large tents provided and our umbrellas, we stayed dry and enjoyed a wonderful evening and performance.
Thanks both, MWnyc. My intention is to write a post today about the reaction to Spoleto, in particular P&B, from outside press. I've got the WSJ article pulled up right now.
Chris, if you need an antidote to Lachenmann's Little Match Girl, give a listen to David Lang's Little Match Girl Passion. You'll feel much better.
By the way, did you see Heidi Waleson's line in the Wall Street Journal?
"Helmut Lachenmann’s “The Little Match Girl” was the real period piece of the three"
Hey lynnar, where are you from again? I missed it the first 10 times...
JD is a weasel !!!!!
I wrote my comment on the other review. We obviously have different tastes. And being from NYC and seeing some of the greats who no longer are with us? I did not like this music at all. Good musicians, yes. I know the difference. Seeing someone like Herbie Hancock and improvising was magic to me. This was not magic. Seeing his sax player, playing solo on the Carnegie Hall stage was something I will never forget. Altho I am into more classic jazz and Latin and Brazilian, this was just not easy on the ears. There would be no way i would recommend this trio to anyone. Give me a Jobim CD any day of the week.....
C'mon, what no Miles Davis or Shelly Manne?
and Nina Simone!
Hahahahaha. The only people on a payroll are the cast and crew of Southern Charm. They are simply dreadful actors.....but actors they are nonetheless. The entire show is staged for your viewing pleasure and the drama is pure fiction, based 100% on soap opera bullshit. All of these silly twits are not as simple minded as they appear. I believe Whiney has a future directing soaps and that SC should be on at 1 PM time slot following some other soap One life to die or Not my children or whatevs. Thanks for the synopsis SB.
Apparently your on Patricia and Whitney payroll, Craig is right.
Completely iLL planning indeed!
Tricera Coffee has a bathroom and is really close to the cistern!
Maybe Spoleto needs more corporate sponsors.
Powered by Foundation
© Copyright 2017,
Charleston City Paper