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Notes & Comments - July 9, 2008

Newspaper wars, again

by Don Kazak

Everywhere I've gone in the community the last few weeks, people have asked about the new Daily Post and what that's about.

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Posted by Marvin
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jul 8, 2008 at 4:20 pm

I would hardly consider the PA Weekly as competitor in the local news market. The friday edition barely has any news--it is more like a giant ad section. the Wednesday edition is a bit better, but much of the news published there is old stuff. At least the Weekly has stopped being the cheering section for City Council--they now dare to criticize that august body
The only good thing going for the Weekly is their online forum

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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 9, 2008 at 5:41 am

I would prefer that Price go on line, but can understand his reason. The Weekly is too much Palo Alto establishment and the Daily has become the Murky Turkey that drove me away. Editorials against drilling and the death penalty demonstrated the lack of reality inherent in libLud thinking.

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Posted by Lois
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 9, 2008 at 7:24 am

The Weekly is a nothing establishment paper. The PA Daily is so anxious to attract readers from other Cities it is no longer interesting to PA readers.

But, hurrah! back comes Price, Diamond, Bothum et al, who have already produced some interesting articles and editorials with some bite to them. With all the controversies going on in this City right now, they have a lot of ammunition. The Daily Post will expand and improve with time.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 9, 2008 at 9:02 am

To me, the most useful advantage to the Weekly is that it is delivered to our doors for free. For this reason, I usually keep the recent copy around in case I want to see a movie time or need some old newspaper to put under kids' art projects. But the one big advantage is that you can sit and read it in a relaxed fashion anywhere in the house, or garden, or take it with you to read in the car when you know you may need to wait.

The Daily and the Post (the Post I have only read once) you need to pick up somewhere and unless I have a good reason to do so, I will pick it up and read if I am waiting somewhere and there is one handy.

Otherwise, for most news, I read the Weekly and the Daily online and I think that is the way it will work out ultimately. Because I am used to reading a print copy of a newspaper and one comes to my home, I do read it, and would probably miss it if it stopped coming. But, the others are not important to me unless I really want to go out and get another viewpoint. The one thing that does annoy me about the Weekly is that it is old news by the time it is delivered, so I hardly call it a newspaper, more a community magazine of what's going on rather than keeping me up to date with local current news.

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Posted by Danny
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 9, 2008 at 3:50 pm

I find it ironic and more than a little hilarious that people who seem to hate the Weekly are posting their comments on its website. Kind of like saying a band stinks and then buying tickets to one of their concerts.

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Posted by D.Lampe
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 18, 2008 at 3:52 pm

A 50 year resident of Palo Alto - now retired to the Sequoias. Always kept up on Palo Alto News - Hate the Weekly and the old News now. Saw the Post when I was down at the Palo Alto Medical Clinic and fell in love with it - Just like old times. Any chance I can buy copies and have them sent to me or any chance you can somehow deliver them to the Sequoias in Portola Valley - There are a lot of us old Palo Altans here who miss the old TImes and would love your paper. Congratulations for printing it and writing the way you do. I've read everything about it on the internet, and it is very interesting that you are back in business.

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Posted by Markus
a resident of College Terrace
on Aug 17, 2009 at 4:39 am

I just read an article in the Post by Mr.l Porter. Aug 15 edition, front page.

The article had nothing to do with journalism - yellow press, tabloid or propaganda better describe it.

The Post also does not seem to have a "Letters to Editor" section, nor an online presence.

It might be entertaining.... but I will be cautious believing their "news".

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