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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Is the gray lady singing?

Panic on 43rd Street

The Times's current predicament—its share price has fallen by 50 percent since 2002; almost 30 percent of its shareholders protested the company's slate of directors at the annual meeting this spring—gets closer and closer to that of the Knight-Ridder papers, forced into a sale. ... [The] Times's strategy—a doomsday scenario, foreseeing a one-newspaper nation, a last-man-standing paper—has been to make the paper national.
I, for one, hope the times doesn't disappear or even change too much. Sure there are problems, but for quality of writing, it can't be beat by anyone -- certainly not the Houston Chronicle.

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