February 28, 2010

Courant charges more for legals ads than the LA Times

It's this kind of greed that undermines the solid case newspapers can make for continuing to require traditional legal advertising. George Gombossy deserves credit for highlighting the issue.
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Anonymous said...

Another side to this issue is that people who leave one newspaper to publish their legal notices in a less expensive paper can be crucified in print by the first paper. I've seen it happen. The idea of using town websites is looking better and better.

2 sides to resolution said...

maybe the media deserves to reassess it's fees to curb the mandating of elimination of the advertising which will actually address the need for the bill in the first place - cost to the municipalities/taxpayers.
Fifth estate would like us to believe that the issue is very one-sided - their side.

Anonymous said...

And for each customer that drops the paper that is one less customer with access to the information. The holy grail of why this information needs to be published in newspapers in the first place.

Anonymous said...

It is easy to compare however New England is more expensive then the west coast. You need a firm understanding of advertising to argue this matter. The Courant and LA times is apples and oranges.

Anonymous said...

Also George is a former Courant Employee!!!! He knows how hard it is to run a paper and so do you Steve.