Blogs scoop The Union — again

The Union is reporting stories this week that appeared on this blog last month — hiding them behind a “paywall” no less:

1. Here on August 25: “Verizon texts its customers to support new downtown NC cell antennas”
The Union on Sept. 5: “Verizon text messages deemed ‘offensive’ by Nevada City cell tower opponents”

2. Here on August 30: “Ghidotti High School ranks #1 statewide on new assessment of student performance”
The Union on Sept. 4: “Ghidotti ranks first in state testing”

Here’s some others that we’re still waiting to read in The Union:

1. Here on September 2: Bent Metal opens new tasting room in downtown Grass Valley

2. From the Bee this morning: State: “We are out of money” for court construction

I drove past The Union in “Brunswick Basin” last week, and was reminded that the building no longer even has any printing presses inside that facility. The paper is now printed in Sacramento. The demographics are aging and declining.

Top 10 reasons the newspaper is dying is here. The list includes aging audience, no passion, no journalism, cost, cable and internet.

About jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.
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