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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Print is Dead Dying: Observer Joins Times in "Improving Service"

Whenever you see something on the front page of a newspaper claiming that it's "improving service," you know the exact opposite is happening. Now the Observer has joined the ranks of the late-but-not-quite-lamented Reston Times by consolidating its Reston and Herndon editions into one fantabulous polybag full of fun that will be littering the driveways of homes in four, maybe five Zip codes. Blaming the economic turndown for the cutbacks improvement, the paper's publisher promises to unveil an enhanced new Web presence in the coming weeks. We can only hope it's as good as this one.


  1. the majority of the stories were already about herndon... oh well.

  2. Don't you have anything better to snark about? The economy is in the tank and the editor is trying to save the paper. It's as simple as that.

  3. The Convict in Gulag 4April 10, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    This is a good thing. While I need fish wrap and bird cage liners, I get those in sufficient quantity from the WaPo.


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