How to save the newspaper industry
April 2, 2009 10:20 AM   Subscribe

Everybody knows that the newspaper industry is hurting (auto-play video). Suggestions are floating around to save them. But this Northern California weekly, which regained independence last year from the Village Voice Media goliath and is still struggling to survive, is sure it has the answer... and wrote a musical about it.
posted by sundarikali (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
They've seemed to solve most of my problems, at least temporarily.

But seriously, take a cue from Europe, they've been using this strategy for years. I can't go to the market here in Munich without someone's Oma buying a newspaper with a busty woman on the cover page.
posted by JauntyFedora at 10:27 AM on April 2, 2009

i like musical editorials featuring staff!
posted by jcruelty at 10:30 AM on April 2, 2009

also, i think i know that guy in the "your favorite band sucks" t-shirt... can't figure out from where though.
posted by jcruelty at 10:32 AM on April 2, 2009

OK. But where are they?
posted by Crabby Appleton at 10:33 AM on April 2, 2009

They shouldn't quit the day jobs... oh wait....

that said, the Ann Arbor News announced it's folding this summer..... sucks to be in the newspaper business!
posted by HuronBob at 10:59 AM on April 2, 2009

Can someone sum it up for those of us who don't like musicals? Maybe a lead paragraph and some quotes written at an eighth grade comprehension level?
posted by photoslob at 11:18 AM on April 2, 2009

To save people from sitting through another video of office workers popping up from their desks to mouth the words to a bad song: "boobs" is his answer. What a brilliant new idea.
posted by pracowity at 11:48 AM on April 2, 2009

Editor Steve Buel's April Fools "New Practices and Revenues" is funnier than the video.
posted by doncoyote at 6:52 PM on April 2, 2009

"New Practices and Revenues" is surprisingly not all that bad. Or at least, it can't be any worse than anything else suggested.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:45 AM on April 3, 2009

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