Old Media bands together to defeat New Media

May 24, 2010 14:41 pm

by Chris · 29 comments

via Political Insider.

In an unprecedented move to combine journalistic resources, Georgia’s 12 largest daily newspapers announce the formation of an historic partnership to deliver comprehensive political coverage across the state.

Icarus May 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm

It is a drastic measure.

But we hired Ronald Daniels.

We left them no choice.

Romegaguy May 24, 2010 at 4:19 pm

old media… new media… reminds me to ask about Spacey. Is she still singing Toby Keith songs?

rugby May 25, 2010 at 7:51 am

Wait…when did Spacey announce she was a she?

Lady Thinker May 25, 2010 at 8:48 am

Who is Spacey?

rugby May 25, 2010 at 9:19 am

Whoa. It is like a “Paul Broun was sworn in” moment.

ZazaPachulia May 24, 2010 at 5:08 pm

More like, Old Media bands together to try to make up for massive layoffs. I was kind of surprised to see some of the ‘mid-majors’ on this list. Rome News Tribune is an independent that has seen some success even during the recession. Chattanooga is also an independent. There’s even several CNHI papers in the partnership.

The Cox, Morris and McClatchy bosses would barely acknowledge those little guys’ existence in the olden days. Now they’re begging to share resources… sign o’ the times…

By the way, this is not an old media v. new media battle. ‘New Media’ (as in this blog and the many thousands like it across the country) need old media to survive. Old Media still breaks the stories. We just regurgitate and then inject childishness, opinion and slant.

Ambernappe May 24, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Admittedly, there is more for me to read on this “strange bedfellows” affiliation, but this is incontrovertible, can you say MSN. The new media, such as American Thinker and The Drudge Report, break the most important relevant stories. The MSM continues to ignore the pertinent information, or relegates it to the “fringe Right”. Speak for yourself regarding regurgitation.

Icarus May 24, 2010 at 11:43 pm

Lighten up Francis.

Mozart May 25, 2010 at 12:06 am

+3 for the Stripes reference.

Icarus May 25, 2010 at 12:08 am

Be careful or the next thing you know, there will be marbles all over the damn place.

Jim Bob May 24, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Liberal media unite! Wonder twin powers activate!!

View from Brookhaven May 24, 2010 at 6:56 pm

So now Ox has to blame the lib’ral Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Athens Banner Herald/Augusta Chronicle/Chattanooga Times Free Press/Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Gainesville Times/Georgia Times-Union/Macon Telegraph/Rome News Tribune/Savannah Morning News/Statesboro Herald/Valdosta Daily Times?

Ouch, that’s a mouthful.

Henry Waxman May 26, 2010 at 3:24 am


Ronald Daniels May 24, 2010 at 7:02 pm

For the past 40 years my Grandparents have subscribed to the Telegraph, their account now is the same one they had when they lived in Macon before they moved back to Milan in 1973. I grew up with that paper in my house because of that, seven days a week.

They mostly read the Obituaries.

galiberal May 24, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Well, the newspapers will probably be writing their own obituaries soon… lol

too dark?

Ambernappe May 24, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Based on the report before me, it appears a partnership has been formed between the old and the old. This gives depth to the perception that repetition of the same old progressive dogma makes it true. More inconsequential reporting of the superficial.

Baker May 25, 2010 at 12:03 am

No doubt they were frightened by the That’s Just Peachy behemoth.

Mozart May 25, 2010 at 12:07 am

Who still has to rely on “them” to generate content for that blog to link to…right? :-)

Baker May 25, 2010 at 12:31 am

Well duh. Collecting them all together is what makes TJP a little different.

Henry Waxman May 25, 2010 at 12:36 am

Speaking old, slow media, Rasmussen released their latest poll re: the Georgia Governor race at 4:00 pm on Monday, and there still isn’t one word about it on Peach Pundit.


B Balz May 25, 2010 at 12:45 am


Henry Waxman May 25, 2010 at 1:17 am

Oops, my bad….I just figured that Handel had won a straw poll in Taliaferro County, and thus, Icarus was busy writing another 1,000 word essay on how this gave her “bragging rights.”

Lady Thinker May 25, 2010 at 8:49 am

Well, she did win two back to back, Saturday and Sunday.

Cool Hand Luke May 25, 2010 at 6:37 pm

She just won’t win the one that counts….

Lady Thinker May 25, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Sure she will!

bowersville May 25, 2010 at 8:07 am

It’s obvious that the addition of Ronald Daniels to the front page of The Pundit threw the old media into a frenzied panic and caused them to mount a united front, heh?

Ronald Daniels May 25, 2010 at 10:17 pm

They fear The Front Page Poster From Below the Gnat Line. TFPPFBGL, for short.

Game Fan May 25, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Corporate consolidation in disguise? Joined together by the…..ADVERTISERS??? Less real local news and more… “excitement”? So wonder how many local columnists will get the boot. The “old media” thinks they can compete with the “new media” by consolidating and cow towing to the “corporate sponsors”????? AAAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAA!!!!

Doug Grammer May 25, 2010 at 8:21 pm

I’d be more impressed if they developed an interactive website that could break news out by geographical area, or leave it all lumped together so you could see what the top news stories are across the state and not just in metro-Atlanta.

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