I had to make a run to WalMart Sunday afternoon. When I got in line I noticed just how many papers were sitting in the rack no one seems to be interested any more.
So for the heck of it I picked one up to see how thick it was and was amazed at how it only had three tiny sections, (a couple pages each) and the rest was ad flyers.
It's no wonder they are downsizing again. I received a letter from a former Editor last week congratulating me on how well SBYNews is doing. I had been told the Daily Times is well below 10,000 printed papers per day and is failing fast. I asked, how many of them are sitting in racks at WalMart, WaWa, Royal Farms and so forth, they couldn't answer but we all know a ton of the printed editions end up in the recycle bins and ultimately the landfill and they are NOT purchased.
One glance at our numbers from yesterday will clearly tell you who the news leader is here on the Shore. Our sources are second to none. Our real time publishing is hours, if not days ahead of everyone else. Once the advertisers walk away from that no good waste of paper and realize no one is reading them any more, (which will be very soon) Boy Mayor Day will have to explain why there's yet another empty building Downtown, just like the former Mayor had to do when they left in the first place.