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Sunday, July 09, 2017

No One Is Interested In The Daily Times Any More

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. 

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

It used to be the Daily Times was sold out by 12 on Sundays. You couldn't find a paper anywhere. Nowadays, they can't give them away! Literally. You'd think they'd get the frigging clue but it seems the local 'press' is a bit thick in the frontal lobe. They don't get the disconnect at all. Look at all the half-a&&ed stories last week! They just don't seem to understand, the truth gets out there regardless of whether or not they report it. Tools.

Anonymous said...

After Mel left, the paper went south in a quick hurry. Too bad Gannett keeps funding them. They should just go away because it's not like they contribute anything to the community or even provide accurate reporting. Liz Holland's articles are always half-done. She never gets the full story but they're touted around like she deserves a Pulitzer. Why?

Anonymous said...

Its not just the DT, all newspapers are losing subscribers and readers. Why buy a paper when you can get more current information and news from your phone. I'm old school and still like to read the newspaper, then use it as litter box liner.

Anonymous said...

Why is everyone so upset? Many great uses - line the bird cage, use whil0 eating crabs, wrapping fresh fish or use it to wrap items while moving....

Anonymous said...

Printed news is already a day or 2 old.

Anonymous said...

Think it's up to almost $30.00 a month too an
that means a lot of people have stopped subscribing
because of that also.

Anonymous said...

Great for cleaning windows too!

Anonymous said...

"yet another empty building Downtown" -- call Devreco (Gillis & Gilkerson)

Anonymous said...

1137 the Firehouse is already owned by Devreco. I'll just bet you were the quickest in your class, weren't you!

Anonymous said...

Great example of poor reporting again this week. Article about the kid who is now pitching for the Yankees. Nowhere in the article did they mention his home town on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. I can imagine some more cancelations from Va.they are so unprofessional.

Anonymous said...

Laura is a complete disaster. She's a head case running the paper into the ground - she can't even edit copy correctly. Besides her, the reporters are pure liberal jokes and anyone in real power is up in Wilmington. On most week days there are zero ads - that's potetic. Joe, you are 100% correct, it's so thin now and without USA Today stuff, it would be nothing.

Anonymous said...

Nothing but liberal and environmental BS.

Anonymous said...

All the papers around here suck so why pay $30 a month when there is a free paper that works just as well for picking crabs.

Anonymous said...

If the Independent gets the box store ad inserts away from the Times, it would go under.

Anonymous said...

Its a terrible rag. Reporters - 2nd grade level writing, editor must me 3rd grade level.
Best use ... eat crabs on and line dog crates

Anonymous said...

Their customer service is terrible. Did not receive my paper AGAIN today.

Anonymous said...

Best thing I ever did was cancel it ! Got tired of recycling the crap !

Anonymous said...

The only thing good is the store circulars, coupons and sales.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
1137 the Firehouse is already owned by Devreco. I'll just bet you were the quickest in your class, weren't you!

July 4, 2017 at 11:38 AM

what are you talking about? I believe he took a quote from Joe and added "call Devreco (Gillis & Gilkerson)". They were talking about the newspaper building being empty when they finally go under.

Which class did you get left back in?

Anonymous said...

They are still litering my yard with unwanted papers that I haven't asked for. Wish I could throw them back in their parking lot. But I would be fined for littering.