Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Jay Mariotti stabs newspaper biz in back as he exits

Jay Mariotti made his living off newspapers for many. many years. They are the reason he is where he is. So then he decides to leave the newspaper field. He announced that yesterday. but he doesn't stop there. Let's drag a business (newspapers) down and stomp on it as it struggles. That's Mariotti for you. Here's what The Big Lead posted recently from an interview Mariotti had with 670 in Chicago.
  • “The print product is dead. It all has to be fed into the internet product now. The internet is going to save the written word. We’re not positioned for anything. These aren’t sour grapes - these are the facts.”
  • “Yahoo got something like 30 million hits during the Olympics. These places are for real. They’re legit. It’s just something we’re all going to have to come to grips with. Our fathers may read a newspaper over coffee, but I don’t know anyone under 40 who is picking up a newspaper and reading it.”

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