Fantalk Forum Index Fantalk

VISIT RAITHROVERS.NET

S.P.F.L CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES 22/23
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Johnston Press in trouble
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Fantalk Forum Index -> Mediawatch
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Biggles



Joined: 15 Jul 2008
Posts: 2130

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:40 am    Post subject: Johnston Press in trouble Reply with quote

More bad news for the town.
https://twitter.com/mattelder_ffp/status/1050288464242065408
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
scotty



Joined: 12 Jul 2008
Posts: 8815
Location: Almost Dysart.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I blame Alan Crow, worst editor in the Press's history.
_________________
Competitive goals: Connolly 15, Easton 6, Gullan 6, Stanton 4, Dick 3, Vaughan 3, Connell 2, Brown 1, Frederiksen 1, McBride 1, OG 1.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
RealNotFizz



Joined: 28 Jun 2010
Posts: 1361
Location: Kirkcaldy

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't imagine they employ too many people locally these days, or for a number of years for that matter. Still not good when your job is in danger. Still, if it takes out that hideous rag that is The Scotsman, I won't shed too many tears.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Biggles



Joined: 15 Jul 2008
Posts: 2130

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't recall The Scotsman ever being referred to as a rag before. In fact it kind of devalues the name given to the real rags.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Specky Ginger



Joined: 16 Jun 2012
Posts: 3991
Location: Dysart

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman's sales figures are appalling - much less than The Courier, Herald and Press and Journal.

You'd imagine their profitable or potentially profitable titles will be cherry picked although I'm not sure whether the FFP falls into that category or not.

The FFP certainly isn't printed locally and I'm pretty sure all the advertising is based in Edinburgh.
_________________
Dougie Hill
Sar-chluicheadair a'gheama
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
RealNotFizz



Joined: 28 Jun 2010
Posts: 1361
Location: Kirkcaldy

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Specky Ginger wrote:
The Scotsman's sales figures are appalling - much less than The Courier, Herald and Press and Journal.

You'd imagine their profitable or potentially profitable titles will be cherry picked although I'm not sure whether the FFP falls into that category or not.

The FFP certainly isn't printed locally and I'm pretty sure all the advertising is based in Edinburgh.

Probably not helped by the fact that it is constantly telling us how sh!te our country is.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ho94



Joined: 24 Aug 2008
Posts: 631
Location: Kirkcaldy

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scotty wrote:
I blame Alan Crow, worst editor in the Press's history.


Couldn't agree more. Dragged the paper into the tabloid gutter and has upset a number of local people and business's along the way. Paper is full of lies or exaggerated nonsense on a good day. Mathew elder generally ok, but unfortunately the editor's ego has ruined it. Don't worry if you are his pal, you will get looked after though.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
donny86



Joined: 12 Jul 2008
Posts: 722

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt Elder is just as bad

Remember the Cardle / Loy / Flood scoop from the summer
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ho94



Joined: 24 Aug 2008
Posts: 631
Location: Kirkcaldy

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there was some truth in that scoop to be fair. Cardle I know was offered a contract but didn't even respond to turn it down. Not 100% sure on the other 2, but I'm fairly sure Smith offered Loy a deal. Not sure on Flood.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sonofwallace



Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 7381
Location: kirkcaldy

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Press has been pretty poor for years and I have always found them a nightmare to deal with when trying to get publicity for any rovers/charity fundraising I do especially rock the rovers.I still buy the paper which has decent content but like I say dealing with them is always a hassle.Still sad to see it go down the tubes tho if that is what is going to happen.
_________________
YOULL NEVER WALK ALONE
JUSTICE FOR THE 97
6 TIMES CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE
27/11/94
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
AuthorUnknown



Joined: 16 Jul 2008
Posts: 5771
Location: KY1

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Fife Free Press is an atrocious paper. You can barely get through a paragraph in it without a grammatical error or a typo.

I buy it every week but often read no more than the Rovers related articles.
_________________
If I were a fighter I'd probably kick your ass.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Specky Ginger



Joined: 16 Jun 2012
Posts: 3991
Location: Dysart

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could well be that any sale might lead to their five Fife titles being merged into one to save on costs.
This might not be a bad thing - I'd rather read reports on junior football in other parts of Fife than reviews of the Festival and other Edinburgh events which have nothing to do with Fife, but which seem to get undue prominence in the FFP.
_________________
Dougie Hill
Sar-chluicheadair a'gheama
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Offside!



Joined: 21 Aug 2016
Posts: 352

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not allowed politics on here, but lets just say its no surprise with their stance.

Not necessarily meaning the Press but their national rags.

Rolling Eyes
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Wolfman Jack



Joined: 25 Dec 2010
Posts: 10009
Location: Pawtucket Brewery

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Johnston Press, publisher of the 'i', The Scotsman and the Yorkshire Post, has detailed a rescue plan aimed at ensuring its survival.

The newspaper group put itself up for sale last month, but said none of the offers it received were strong enough.

It now plans to file for administration and says the firm's assets will then immediately be bought by its lenders.

If the deal is approved by the courts, it will preserve jobs and stabilise the business, Johnston Press said.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46243622
_________________
Hope he's got plenty Rovers action to comment on tonight....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Biggles



Joined: 15 Jul 2008
Posts: 2130

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Fantalk Forum Index -> Mediawatch All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com

Free Web Hosting | File Hosting | Photo Gallery | Matrimonial


Powered by PhpBB.BizHat.com, setup your forum now!
For Support, visit Forums.BizHat.com