I read the Courier online due to the fact they will not deliver to my remote area of S. Indiana. Today, they notify me that to read the paper 'online' will cost me $13 a month!! GoodBye CJ, RIP. I will continue to get my news and sports news the faster and less costly way, TV news, Cardinal Dominance, Scout, Rivals and other ways.
Lol..USA Today is pretty good
haha. True, The CJ is not the only place to read the news. Actually, the internet is crippling many newspapers. Papers are funded primarily by advertisers and if less people buying a paper, clients are paying less for ads or are looking at other ad options
Lol..USA Today is pretty good
yep...haven't bought a paper in 10 years or more
Since the use of the internet, I find the newspaper a day late and a dollar short. The 6 oclock news even has them beat.
I buy them sparingly, and the fact the CJ is charging to read online is a joke. I think they are in a downward spiral and losing Crawford and Bozich was a huge hit for them.
Streeb.....The CJ is owned by Gannett News Services who also own USA Today. Expect to be paying for on-line access to that paper in the near future. Actually, you can access the CJ for free - up to a point. Every 30 days one can read x number of articles without a subscription. Not sure of the number.
If you still want to rile up the BBN, go to the CJ's off-shoot forum - RedNBlueFans.com. No subscription for that service. And some of your old foes are there as well. ;-) I have a new private invitation only group up and running there.
Oh yeah, your SF Giants are staying on the Dodgers' heels!! But your boy "The Freak" seems to be tipping his pitches.?
Tony. I will keep an eye on the CJ online, especially during FB and BB season. Yes, the Giants are hanging in there, even with 2-3 players injured. F. Sanchez is still not back and The Beard, Wilson is out for the season. Hopefully Lincecum can get it rolling. Seems his fastball has slowed down since he won the two Cy Youngs.
I live in suburban Indy. Two weeks ago, I was receiving those notifications to subscribe or else. I notified Bob Kravitz. the Indy Star's premier sports writer, of the C-J's move and Crawford and Bozich's departures to TV. The Indy Star and Cincy's Enquirer are both Gannett papers. Kravitz told me that the Star has plans to charge starting in August. I told him to start looking at WTHR in Indy, kind of like WDRB. He said that he had a meeting scheduled with the Star's top dog and my ammunition was helpful. He's about the only reason I read the Star. I think that anyone on this message board's reason for reading the C-J is sports. For all the grocery ads, look in your mail box!! Gannett is getting the message. I can surf the C-J now with no restrictions.
Hugh. I am also able to look at the Courier now without the pop up, subscription notices. Their plan must not be working. There are too many 'free' options for sports info on the web for anyone to need to 'pay'.
Now they limit me to 8 or so articles. There is a tab on the left side of the screen which keeps you up to date. The new sportswriter is an obvious re-tread and probably has an alcohol problem as all he could write about was lack of water at the practice field which is adjacent to building with bathrooms and drinking fountains open to the public at practice. He'll try to cover both UL and UK and guess who he;ll never write a negative article about?
Streeb......The CJ allows 18 free articles per month before directing you to the subscription page.