Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Red Star light?

Anyone notice the content of the Red Star is, well, lacking? Aside from the ongoing issue of bias, there simply isn't any substantial content anymore (Of course, its debatable if there ever was). Real articles are few and far between, and the paper is just generally thin. We recall recently published survey results that show the Strib in the top 15 or so papers in the country in circulation, and the circulation numbers were essentially static, or growing slightly. Are they hurting worse than we imagine? Are they becoming like the St. Paul Pioneer Press, which sometimes takes 5 minutes to read cover to cover? Here's an idea: balance your coverage, and you may find yourselves readable for the other 50% of the population! Or don't heed our advice, and find yourselves on the scrapheap of history.