Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Would You PAY To Read the D&C Online?


Gannett is planning to begin charging for online use.

Would you pay?
  
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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

NO!

Anonymous said...

No........I would NOT pay to see the D&C news on the web! And the hard copy newspaper which I still get is getting thinner by the day. Hardly any news in it anymore just full page adds from car dealers.

Anonymous said...

No! I would not pay!

Jack Burns said...

Honestly the D&C sucks! Its half the paper it used to be. Customer service and delivery sucks! Now they want to charge to look ememson line...NOPE

SCATS said...

I stopped subscribing years ago ... back when they moved Customer "Service" to Fla. & told me the only way I could find out which parts of my Sunday paper that they did NOT deliver was by inquiring at the mall kiosk. I told them if I had to make that trip, why bother with HOME DELIVERY?

I know I won't pay. I can get all the local news I want for free by going to the various TV station and GREECE pOST WEBSITES.

Anonymous said...

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I stopped getting the hard copy years ago. I would pay some minimal amount $5/yr? to subscribe online.

Anonymous said...

We don't need to we have scats.

SCATS said...

To 12:37AM ~~ TYVM :)

Anonymous said...

I was planning on dropping my subscription at the end of the week.
I was a D&C newspaper boy when growing up and it was reason I opened up my first checking account. I actually was us every morning delivering my papers before school and remember 65 daily's were pretty heavy. Now, I have some adult deliverying them in his car and comes pretty much when he gets here.
I also remember my Brother was the carrier for the Times Union Paper and we use to go out collecting on the same night.
What ever happen to those days?

Rambling here but to answer the question, no I would not pay. Most of the news I see in the paper is nothing more than what I read on the RNews website the day before.

Anonymous said...

No way! Too many stories the D&C consider as news, aren't. The Buffalo News is a far better newspaper-more in-depth stories about government and issues affecting the world.

Anonymous said...

If there wasn't something nastolgic about the feel of holding an actual newspaper and a cup of coffee to start the morning then I would probably dump the print version. Besides, the delivery service stinks. The paper is practically laying out in the street now when it gets deliveered now instead of being tossed on my door step. Maybe the delivery person has a broken arm.

However, I do give the D&C credit for their investigative reporting on tbe local closed, clubby & corrupt crew. Wihtout the D&C we would have never learned about Greece tax assessor and police dept scandals, Robutrad, corruption at the MCWA, the rotten Navitech communication contract, how Maggie's cronies have run the crown jewel of community ice rinks to the brink of default, the rip-roaring lifestyles of past Airport directors, etc., etc. Unfortunately, the sheeple don't read the newspaper enough to learn from this reporting though or the Maggie and Augie gang would have been held accountable long ago. So I guess I just talked myself into paying for it if that's the only source of local investigative reporting.

What would you do SCATS? The D&C is a source for alot of info. Where else would this type of reporting come from?

SCATS said...

To 12:43PM ~~ IMHO the D&C has done a half-hearted job regarding "investigative reporting" related to Greece. I don't buy the notion that no one else would have uncovered the scandals under Auggie's reign. Ch 10 & 13 do some pretty good investigative work, too. I dumped the print edition of the D&C years ago. I've come to rely upon them less & less in recent times, too. The Greece reporter often fails to ask simple but key questions and verify "facts" told by the Supt., BOE members, the Supervisor, etc. Example: In the past year alone, her reported figures for the number of students attending GCSD schools fluctuated more than the noontime temp on a winter's day!