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Tilting at Windmills

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January 25, 2008
By: Kevin Drum

LETTER TO THE EDITOR....A quick note to my good friends at the LA Times: would it be too much to ask that stories that appear in your print edition also appear online? In some easily found format like, say, a list? That would be really cool. Thanks.

Kevin Drum 12:04 PM Permalink | Trackbacks | Comments (13)

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Um, how will that let them make money?

Posted by: Tripp on January 25, 2008 at 12:24 PM | PERMALINK

Tripp: ads, of course. They make money on every page view. And no one buys the physical paper just to get a particular article that isn't in the online edition.

Posted by: Joe Buck on January 25, 2008 at 12:54 PM | PERMALINK

couldn't agree more, kevin

i glance at the paper on the way out the door and usually want to check an article or two once i am in the office. this is aggravating to no end

Posted by: rik on January 25, 2008 at 1:15 PM | PERMALINK

I've always been able to stick a couple of keywords in their search engine and the story will come up. I agree that they could make it easier.

Posted by: Speed on January 25, 2008 at 1:20 PM | PERMALINK

Kevin, you can "read" the actual print edition online at pressdisplay.com. Not free (of course) but if you subscribe you get access to a huge number of publications from all over the world, exactly as they appear in print.

Posted by: paul on January 25, 2008 at 1:21 PM | PERMALINK

would it be too much to ask that stories that appear in your print edition also appear online? In some easily found format like, say, a list?

Is the LA Times, that Tribune Company abomination that has run out three editors in the past three years, of which you speak? If so, then the answer is no. It is way to much to ask.

Posted by: Shine on January 25, 2008 at 1:52 PM | PERMALINK

Kevin: Isn't this ( http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/?track=leftnav-printedition ) good enough?

Posted by: Alex R on January 25, 2008 at 1:58 PM | PERMALINK

Well, the LA Times might be responsive to you, as a reader, and do what you ask....but it'll probably cost him his job.

Posted by: Robert Earle on January 25, 2008 at 2:30 PM | PERMALINK

Posted by: Joe Buck...ads, of course. They make money on every page view.

Aren't we using AdBlock Plus yet? How primitive. Still using Monopolist Explorer?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865

Posted by: Luther on January 25, 2008 at 3:02 PM | PERMALINK

As a former Pasadenan, I'm a regular leader of the L.A. Times. So tell me, what stories have I missed? I mean, did Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa admit that he liked to dress up like Rita Moreno in West Side Story and lip-sync to the movie soundtrack?

Posted by: Donald from Hawaii on January 25, 2008 at 4:43 PM | PERMALINK

The internets is just a fad. The LA Times will outlast all of the internets tubes!

Posted by: Orson on January 25, 2008 at 7:07 PM | PERMALINK

It's the LA Times. Wait a month. They'll have another new editor and/or publisher fighting with each other and Chicago.

Posted by: freelunch on January 25, 2008 at 9:20 PM | PERMALINK

Kevin,

Use this link to get stories online that appeared in the print edition. http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/

All of the sections are lifted on the left side.

Posted by: Danny on January 27, 2008 at 1:32 AM | PERMALINK




 

 

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