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January 04, 2013


Good info! I think that GateHouse is digging their own grave. The paper isn't worth receiving in either paper or web form.

The syndicated news that is published can be received in a more in depth and accurate detail on line or from other sources. Why pay for that or hold some sentimental feeling to something that isn't at all the same as it was?

Newspapers are just another thing that will have to adapt to the current speed of information that is passed through various mediums.

As new resident to the area, and a resident of Pekin, it's sad to see that the TIMES building couldn't be managed better so as a piece of history and urban fabric can be preserved. But a conglomeration (GateHouse Media) mismanaged it and other things.

It provides a rare opportunity for you, I, or others to create a better platform for providing local news. After all, that is what we care about most... so while I am saddened in a way, it could be the start of something better.

Moving to Peoria 1989 I complained to a coworker, a life long Peorian, about the PJS Sunday edition being so weak, as I was raised on the Washington Post. The immediate response from my coworker was 'But don't you like reading all the Ads!?' So there you have it - Deliver the Ads and a lot of the PJS 'readers' will be quite happy.

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