508 #234: Rebirth

posted by Mike on December 4th, 2013

508 is a show about Worcester. Today’s guest is Noah Bombard, Digital Editor for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. We talk about the Artichoke Co-op closing, Stone Soup reopening, new politicians being elected, and the future of the T&G.


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  1. On December 4, 2013 at 17:30 epb said:

    Only guys with no hair would make hair comments like that

    Quit beating up on Gaffney. He will be fine.

    In the 1920s-60s, WTAG and the Telegram were the same entity. The NEW marriage would be an ISP. For instance, worcester needs Internet provided by companies other than Charter, Verizon etc. So why not a newspaper company?

    why did you spend so mauch time on Artichoke instead of Bombard?

  2. On December 17, 2013 at 13:45 Noah R. Bombard said:

    epb, I think a newspaper being an ISP provider is an interesting idea. I believe the fundamental difficulty with getting people to pay for online news is they are, in a way, already paying for it — they pay for the Internet it is delivered on. The only problem is the newspaper doesn’t get any of that revenue. The problem with getting people to subscribe online is akin to a cable station asking you to pay to watch when you’re already paying for your cable. In some cases, you can do that. Public television does this. But you’ve really got to put forward something that people feel passionate about and will pay extra for. For most people, local news may not reach this level of value — until it’s gone.

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