Friday, August 24, 2007

Readers comment on our recent changes to The Tribune

Q: I hate the new format. I think you have sacrificed the quality of the local news issues by reducing the number of pages and combining the local section with the business section ….
_ Zeke

You have done a good job managing the paper, but with your new format, I am disappointed. There seems to be so much less national and world news. Can’t you bring back what you have cut?
_ From several readers

A: Contrary to perceptions, we have not reduced the amount of space devoted to Local, Business or Nation/World news, with one exception, which is Monday’s edition when Local news runs in the main A section. Most U.S. newspapers have small editions on Mondays and we felt we could cut back on space that day to realize some savings in newsprint.
It is true that Business is no longer a section front Tuesday through Saturday. Business news used to be the front of a section that was combined with Features. When we created the new Central Coast Living features tab, Business had to go into an existing section, and Local was the best fit. But the space allocated to Business news remains unchanged.
_ Tad Weber

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

You don't cut back on Monday's papaer to save trees...You do it because there are fewer ads running. And as well know, The more ads the more news.
Who did you think you were kidding?

Anonymous said...

Another vote against your recent format changes. I know that newspapers are a dying industry and that you're trying to save some money. But the new format is both convoluted and light on content. I guess the good news is that I now have about 10 extra minutes to kill each morning since the trib takes less time to read now. But in all, the changes are very disappointing.

congaltons blog is shut down said...

Keep up the good work! Dave Congalton just shut his blog down because the culture warriors would not put up with his secular progressive BS!

This is now the only blog in town!

David said...

Why did you censor my post? Is censorship part of the tabloid transition?

Anonymous said...

Well conservatives must be happy now that they have shut down Dave Congalton's blog.
Yes, that blog was a secular progressive poster child for months now. Can we really let this happen?
Maybe it's for the best. Things were heated and the conservative did shred every liberal argument made backed up by unrefutable facts and polls.
Maybe it's better that blog was shut down!
As for me, this is my new home.

Anonymous said...

"It is true that Business is no longer a section front Tuesday through Saturday"

because it's difficult to just report on tax supported buisnesses! There is no business in SLO anymore. Every major employer has left the area.
Wake up SLO!

Anonymous said...

Your recent format changes to The Tribune lack focus, continuity, and organization. The old format was clear, concise, and reader friendly!

Anonymous said...

Under pressure from his lefty loon thugs to reopen his blog, Congalton has caved into the worst "hide under your desk" policy by now having to approve all the comments before they are posted!
What a coward! What a spolied brat! The conservatives spanked him and his sorrosite buddies for months now, forcing him to shut the blog down, only now to reopen it under Stalin like tactics.
Something is really wrong, or shall I say "right" when the lefty loon blogs shut down so they can keep the conservative truth from being spoken.
Chalk up yet another battle won for the Culture Warriors!

Anonymous said...

The biggest disappointment, to me, is the "Central Coast" Living section. It features so little local content. The Sunday edition was a prime example. Was a canned article on travelling to (I can't even remember the place) an exotic locale REALLY relevant to Central Coast? The rest of the flimsy section was dominated by generic news service items. Yawn. The best thing about the Trib used to be the local focus. If I am looking for news service items, or national or international news, there are plenty of other outlets for that. Local news? Where is that coming from now?

As far as congalton's blog.. how exactly is that relevant to this article? Approving comments is a result of nasty hit and run comments on blogs.

Anonymous said...

Lil sensitive there eh pal? You must know the site. But your lefty loon description of the posts as "nasty hit & run comments" is far from the truth!
The blog was catering to radical muslim immagrants that hated eveything American. All the conservatives did was quote facts. The lefty loons took their toys to play elsewhere. Couldn't hang with the big dogs so they high tailed it off the porch. So typical, so juvenile, so left.
As for local news...there isn't any! Wake up, you live in a town of haves and have nots! And the haves keep the have nots under control.
You want local news? Move to a town that has some!
It's laughable! You talk about a sewer for 10 years to escape boredom! Now that's funny!

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