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Middle of the road American advocate
08:46 PM on 10/01/2012
The Times-Picayune has had a long history of excellent journalism. For a city this size to be without a daily paper is terrible. Many do not have access to the news other than the brief 10 sentence headlines that come from local news channels. The do not provide the in depth coverage of issues that are vital to the community. No note tot he readers can compensate for no daily paper.
08:17 PM on 10/01/2012
I for one as a New Orleanian are not sad to see it go; I stopped reading it some time ago. I was tired of seeing the Saints on the front page as major news when there are so many other things going on in this City that are ignored-like CRIME. Good riddance to the Times Pick Your Nose.
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Taa - dah!
08:55 PM on 10/01/2012
Saints are on the back pages these days.
09:18 PM on 10/01/2012
Yea you are right as they should be.  However, they were on the front page as recent as 9/25.  
08:07 PM on 10/01/2012
What is the motto suppose to be ? All the news without fear or favor !! Are there any papers left that are not bias?- -If so let me know which ones .
Try to be kind...we only have each other.
08:27 PM on 10/01/2012
the christian science monitor used to pride itself on reporting all sides...don't know about it now days
07:28 PM on 10/01/2012
Too many newspapers have become propaganda agencies for liberal politicians.
08:53 PM on 10/01/2012
The TP was conservative, that one reason it's dead.
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Taa - dah!
08:56 PM on 10/01/2012
Lol, in Lousiana? You must be joking.
07:14 PM on 10/01/2012
Memo to the newpaper, load your staff with only liberal content and editoral and you lose half the reader base. Load it with conservatives and you suffer the same fate.
The jounalism people have forgotten they are suppose to report all sides of a story instead of the bias they learned in college.
IT IS A BUSINESS, ignore that fact and you perish.
Try to be kind...we only have each other.
08:25 PM on 10/01/2012
any newspaper that support science and the scientific method is going to be branded "liberal"...conservatives want holy books and gods...thank goodness that liberal papers go out of business rather than bending to conservative nonsense...
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08:59 PM on 10/01/2012
There is more to the reasons a paper loses it's readers. I did not like the tone and the content whe it came to providing the news. I did not agree with editorials and found it a total waste of my time and money.
Technology has also had a impact as well as the "enviromental concers" of the paper print process. So not just lib vs conservative.
09:56 PM on 10/01/2012
We were NOT taught bias in college, but while we are on that issue did you even go to one?? Have you ever stopped to think that the papers acting so much LIKE a business is part of the decline of them???

I realize that Fox News may have ruined your concept of what news is supposed to be today, but everything in the world doesn't have to mirror YOUR viewpoint to be worthy of our time to know.
07:13 PM on 10/01/2012
This is so sad. There's nothing like holding a newspaper and taking your time to pour through it on a Sunday morning with a cupa joe or hot tea.
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06:55 PM on 10/01/2012
I grew up with the Times Picayune.. it's heartbreaking
06:52 PM on 10/01/2012
Here is a fun shirt from New Orleans about this topic..
06:40 PM on 10/01/2012
A lot of people are cheering the demise of the printed newspapers claiming superiority of web reporting and availability. I think that is short sighted thinking and I don't think it is a good thing. You can't tuck your computer under your arm to read the news during lunch unless you have a lap top. You can't enjoy a nice day on a bench in a park with your laptop as easily as with a newspaper. What if people own and prefer desk top computers? We have to sit in the comfort of our air temperature controlled home with bathroom readily available as well as a kitchen full of food and beverages. If you change your residence you can't wrap up your dishes, cups and glasses in your lap top. You can't put your lap top in a bird cage bottom tray either.
06:29 PM on 10/01/2012
The USA Today should make a deal with the local papers. Add a Local section that will give local news inside the USA Today. This is the only way to survive I think.
07:30 PM on 10/01/2012
It's kinda like with General Mortors. Better to let them go and create a greater vacuum for someone with a better idea and that isn't so greedy.
06:25 PM on 10/01/2012
Another city run by democrats that is morally and financially corrupt. This is a sad day for NO.
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06:55 PM on 10/01/2012
It's a sad day for N.O. but not for the reasons you cite. Please stay home. We don't need you.
07:31 PM on 10/01/2012
Yea, New Orleans is a perfect example of an infestation of Democrats.
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06:01 PM on 10/01/2012
And they have Paul Vallas who ruined their education system to thank for that
05:52 PM on 10/01/2012
I'm waiting for the day when our local farce of a newspaper, the "San Diego Tea Bag Times" gets driven into the ground by its inept new owners.
Dion Tillmon
05:43 PM on 10/01/2012
So many memories reading The Time Picayune while I was growing up in the city of New Orleans. Another New Orleans institution gone. What a sad day.
06:26 PM on 10/01/2012
I agree so sad, at least the will print 3 issues a week.
The private sector is doing fine, so obawa says.
The economy sucks...
Dion Tillmon
02:19 PM on 10/02/2012
Now what does The President have to do with the downfall of The Picayune? The Governor Of Louisiana is surely doing a great job right? Don't make me laugh. Plus The Picayune was holding on after Katrina. So get your facts straight before you come over bringing your nonsense here.
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07:00 PM on 10/01/2012
Me too, Dion... me too. i wonder what my 87 yr old Dad will read every morning now. He has no interest at all in the computer.
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09:02 PM on 10/01/2012
I-pad time
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05:32 PM on 10/01/2012
I have fond memories of my grandfather and my father sitting in their easy chairs reading the newspaper . . Oh well before long we will need a good easy chair to sit at our computer if we want to read the news . Kinda sad if you ask me . I enjoy my computer and a lot of the things I can do and learn with it . But sometimes I wonder if it is a curse also .