Monday, April 10, 2006

The Trib acknowledges death of newspaper

In this morning's Chicago Tribune, a small Editor's note appears in the lower corner of the front page of what would usually be the business section. "Today's report on first-quarter mutual fund and stock performance takes the place of the Monday Business Section. Regular Monday news and features, including Ask Jim Why and the rest of the weekly Technology offerings, will return next week."

Translation: we think we can pinch a few pennies by forgetting about doing any reporting for a day and substituting a canned section, and we're betting you won't even notice and still actually think we're a daily newspaper. Hell, if you really wanted news, you'd be on the internet!

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