8.08.2006

Media News

The rumor on the web is that the Dallas Morning News, which has admitted that layoffs or "buyouts" are in the works, is going to let 120 people go on Thursday and 30 of those will be from the sports department. Of course, this comes from the same paper that thinks it is a good idea to include a CD-ROM in its Sunday paper full of “movie previews, music samples, video games, comics, celebrity interviews and advertisements.”

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Besides the layoffs... Why wouldn't it be good to include a cd of movie previews, advertisements, etc? Extra revenue for them. Don't like the cd-toss it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah. What kind of idiot would spend their time on movies, music, video, and celebrities?

Anonymous said...

lol, i think someone missed the point

Anonymous said...

Well please enlighten me-because I am lost.

Anonymous said...

My point was that disk is full of the same thing that this blog is. Like the blog it is free in this case paid for by advertisers. If people choose to visit this blog then they probably view the CD. Just wondered why Barry would find it strange.

If I were running the DMN I would be looking for all kinds of things to attract readers. Same thing with the tabloid in the Sunday Messenger. It's worth a try.

Anonymous said...

Global warming is killing off the dinosaur media.

LittlePastor said...

Good Riddance to the DMN! It's a curse coming upon them since they starting forcing Dallas Cowboy fans to pay $$$ to read news about the Cowboys online!

Anonymous said...

but that CD cost money to produce. cut cost = cut CDs

Anonymous said...

Umm it seems like almost no one is getting the point at all.
The cost of producing approx. 1 million cds' which are distributed via the Sunday paper is very minimal actually. The more you buy in bulk the cheaper it is. DMN gets a free cd to draw readership from readers that like new content. Plus, they also get the added financial benefit and the partnership with the company cycling the cds'. Again.... If you don't want the cd-toss it in the trash. I don't see anyone on here complaining about AOLs' adware ridden piece of junk cds' they send to almost every american with an address.