Quoting from the article above ....
'and I am delighted we have a newspaper war again after so many years.'
LET'S HOPE SO !
I wish they would get an Aldi's here.
It looks like the NOLA.com website was transferred to Akamai Technologies in Massachusetts. The IP no longer is an Advance.net IP. They are probably the ones re-doing the website. 5% of NOLA.com traffic is from India. My guess is that the programmers in Mumbai are pretty busy. The other newspaper sites haven't transferred yet.
This is great. Finally the NOPL is expanding. I just wish it would have happened 40/50 or so years ago. I grew up in Mid-City (in fact, right directly across the street from Gambit) and wished they would have had a library close by. But I would have to take the streetcar, and later the bus, downtown to spend the evening at the Main Library. Fun, informative times.
Now, a branch in the Reuter's Bldg ...... fantastic!
When I entered this link I noticed right on top of the comments box a Google banner advertisement for "Full Sail University" hawking a Masters Degree - Online for ....... New Media Journalism !
Google sure keeps an eye on us, don't they ? !
I think there will be a sell-off in the future. This restructuring is also occurring at the time when the Newhouse organization's patriarch, Donald Newhouse, is close to publisher's heaven, if you know what I mean. He's in his eighties and the family business will be passed to whom? There will estate tax issues in the future so these reorganizations will help when the publishing empire will trim down further. Unprofitable divisions will be sold off to satisfy the taxman. It's easier to get liquidity when the business units are stacked and organized neatly.
One of the last sentences affirms the need for the ferries.
"The bridge was built without a pedestrian thoroughfare because the ferries were always agreed to be there."
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