Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hard times for the newspaper industry

I am looking for a real job. It is a stunning sign of change when I find better job ads in my local free entertainment paper than the established newspaper of record. The latter has mostly shit jobs that pay nothing, or require beaucoup training. However, the free paper actually has rare PUBLISHING INDUSTRY jobs that I am actually qualified for.

Free news on the Internet is supposed to be what is hurting the mainstream papers. As exemplified by the New York Times, they already proved they're useless to society by their simpleminded rubberstamping of the Iraq affair.

Newspapers. A down industry. Transportation costs have got to be hurting them too, making newsprint more expensive to move.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Aloha Airlines

July 26, 1946 ~ March 31, 2008

A ticket to paradise for more than sixty years, Aloha Airlines has ceased passenger operations, a victim of relentless price competition in a low margin environment.