Chicago Tribune – ads on the front page

Twas a shocking and sad site I saw today. An advertisement on the front page of a newspaper. The Chicago Tribune no less. I’ve been getting newsprint on my hands since about 1969. I delivered my hometown newspaper from the age of 10-13. I’ve been a subscriber wherever I’ve lived. I’ve never seen an ad on the front page. I fear the end is near.

Sept. 22, 2008 –
“The new three-section format will feature a 50-50 ratio of ads to editorial copy, saving the broadsheet money by necessitating fewer journalists and less newsprint.”

Fewer Journalists, less newsprint…

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