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Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:19 am

Non-subscribers will soon be limited to viewing stories on theAdvocate.com
Once a certain number of views is reached a paywall will kick in.
I guess their free Ad model not generating enough views to support it.

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge ... 32338.html


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Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:48 am

Who do they think they are, the New York Times?
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Who do they think they are, the New York Times?
Nola staying free going to gain online views.
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:43 pm

If I could figure a way to eat crawfish on my online account, it might be worth subscribing.
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Nola.com / TP being acquired by the Advocate. Free online viewing soon ending.
https://www.nola.com/news/2019/05/owner ... ayune.html
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tpstulane wrote:
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Nola.com / TP being acquired by the Advocate. Free online viewing soon ending.
https://www.nola.com/news/2019/05/owner ... ayune.html
clearly, collusion, and obstruction of "FREE-dumb" of the press......
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Advocate to lay-off entire TP newsroom
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It was a daily pleasure to grab a copy of the Times Pic in the morning along with a cup of coffee and read Peter Finney's view of the sports world. He once wrote that you should always read the sports section first as it documented man's accomplishments whereas the front page was relegated to reporting mankind's failures. Now the Picayune is in the same group as K&B, Schwegmann's, Rosenberg's, Ponchartrain Beach, Maison Blanche, Godchaux's, D.H. Holmes, Wembley Tie and Krauss (ain't dere no more).

Once or twice each week I would walk the block from my office at Wemco to the Times Pic on Broad St. and have lunch at their employee's cafeteria. It was surprisingly good. I learned quickly not to sit in the brown colored chairs as they were reserved for press operators, often with ink soiled trousers. I would often find myself sitting at the table next to Peter Finney and he would always have a kind word and sometimes a funny story. May these mental ghosts RIP.

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"Times, they are a changin' "...and many times, in my opinion, not for the better...the art of the spoken word is quickly disappearing, personal, social ( not to be confused with socialism ) interaction is quickly becoming a thing of the past...at this rate, I am wondering how man and woman humanoids will procreate
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It was a daily pleasure to grab a copy of the Times Pic in the morning along with a cup of coffee and read Peter Finney's view of the sports world. He once wrote that you should always read the sports section first as it documented man's accomplishments whereas the front page was relegated to reporting mankind's failures. Now the Picayune is in the same group as K&B, Schwegmann's, Rosenberg's, Ponchartrain Beach, Maison Blanche, Godchaux's, D.H. Holmes, Wembley Tie and Krauss (ain't dere no more).

Once or twice each week I would walk the block from my office at Wemco to the Times Pic on Broad St. and have lunch at their employee's cafeteria. It was surprisingly good. I learned quickly not to sit in the brown colored chairs as they were reserved for press operators, often with ink soiled trousers. I would often find myself sitting at the table next to Peter Finney and he would always have a kind word and sometimes a funny story. May these mental ghosts RIP.

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Good stuff! Thanks for sharing. As a kid I would ride to the Saints games when played at Tulane stadium in the Finney’s VW Van. Good memories.
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Not surprised. I canceled my subscription at the beginning of the year. It was stupid from day one to give your content away for free. It's why the Advocate is now making you get one. About time.
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I just experienced the "must be a subscriber" system. I couldn't read content posted via a link in another thread. I'm sure I will buy an online subscription, just not this afternoon as I'm busy with my kids wrapping up an XBox game about to go out for lunch.
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I just experienced the "must be a subscriber" system. I couldn't read content posted via a link in another thread. I'm sure I will buy an online subscription, just not this afternoon as I'm busy with my kids wrapping up an XBox game about to go out for lunch.
They probably going to start charging for Nola.com since they bought that one also.
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I just experienced the "must be a subscriber" system. I couldn't read content posted via a link in another thread. I'm sure I will buy an online subscription, just not this afternoon as I'm busy with my kids wrapping up an XBox game about to go out for lunch.
They probably going to start charging for Nola.com since they bought that one also.
They will and it will be the New Orleans site for all their articles. So you'll only pay once.
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"Times, they are a changin' "...and many times, in my opinion, not for the better...the art of the spoken word is quickly disappearing, personal, social ( not to be confused with socialism ) interaction is quickly becoming a thing of the past...at this rate, I am wondering how man and woman humanoids will procreate
Based on European, and now U.S., reproduction rates, men and women aren’t doing much procreating. They rather “hang out” in groups and play video games.
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After crapping on Tulane for years, I have to say I find it satisfying to see the TP “do the slow roll” and die—while Tulane carries on.
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Entire TP staff of 161 people just got official word they’ll be laid off.
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Very interesting New York Times story on the struggle between the Advocate and the Picayune:
The event that would set off the New Orleans newspaper war took place seven years ago to the month. In May 2012, Advance Local announced it was cutting back publication of The Times-Picayune from seven days a week to three, making New Orleans the largest American city at that time without a daily newspaper. About one-third of the paper’s staff was laid off.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/12/us/n ... e=Homepage
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GreenLantern wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 8:19 pm
Very interesting New York Times story on the struggle between the Advocate and the Picayune:
The event that would set off the New Orleans newspaper war took place seven years ago to the month. In May 2012, Advance Local announced it was cutting back publication of The Times-Picayune from seven days a week to three, making New Orleans the largest American city at that time without a daily newspaper. About one-third of the paper’s staff was laid off.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/12/us/n ... e=Homepage
Good find! Thanks for posting!
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I remember all those old New Orleans businesses..........add to them my family’s former Christmas tree lot by the Sealtest Dairy on Carrollton....Mike’s Christmas Trees1
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