October 7, 2008

WHO BUYS A PAPER THAT DOESN'T HAVE BOXSCORES?:

'NYT' Drops Sports Section Today -- Day After Metro Disappears (Greg Mitchell, October 07, 2008, Editor & Publisher)

To use a sports term: It is a twin killing.

For regular New York Times readers in the metro area, Monday was a shocker, although long-planned: The end of the Metro section, now folded ingloriously into the end of the A-section. At least it had a Calvin Trillin gluttony story.

Now Tuesday: goodbye Sports. It now comes at the end of Business (causing conflict in who knows how many households).

And it's only six pages long, even with baseball playoffs on and football seasons in full swing -- more like the national edition than the local, or a mid-sized daily.


There hasn't been much reason to buy the paper since Red Smith died anyway. When Richard Bernstein leaves there'll be none.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 7, 2008 2:27 PM
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