19 November 2013

Denver Post Motto: Inferior Product, Superior Profit

The Denver Post, now under new managerial leadership, has continued its policy of reducing product quality in pursuit of higher profits.

For example, today, it consolidated its ever thinner three sections into two sections.  It has shrunk its comics section several times in the last couple of years.  And, in about two weeks it is putting its website behind a pay wall.

Since it put the Rocky Mountain News, its primary competition, out of business, the Denver Post has also increased subscription rates, fired much of its reporting and op-ed staff, deemphasized national and world news, deemphasized out of metro Denver news, and ended the practice of replacing ruined or undelivered papers.

Apparently, someone thinks this is the secret to success, although I can't imagine why.

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