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Blake
post Jul 26 2012, 10:35 AM
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I was pretty disappointed with last week's edition.. a vast pullout section with a stack of photos on school leavers and their prom season; this is of supreme indifference and is not news.

I also note that last week, there was a mere single page of letters. The letters pages (and there were three pages of such not long ago) are one of the best sections of the newspaper.

I find there is less and less worth reading in this newspaper and yet the price escalates. I find the newspaper is increasingly heavy on photos and much lighter on text. The prom section is a classic example...what a waste of money.

This was a great paper a decade ago and less. Is there a new editor in charge?

The quality of the Newbury Weekly News and its news content seems to go from bad to worse.
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post Jul 26 2012, 10:54 AM
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QUOTE (Blake @ Jul 26 2012, 11:35 AM) *
I was pretty disappointed with last week's edition.. a vast pullout section with a stack of photos on school leavers and their prom season; this is of supreme indifference and is not news.

I also note that last week, there was a mere single page of letters. The letters pages (and there were three pages of such not long ago) are one of the best sections of the newspaper.

I find there is less and less worth reading in this newspaper and yet the price escalates. I find the newspaper is increasingly heavy on photos and much lighter on text. The prom section is a classic example...what a waste of money.

This was a great paper a decade ago and less. Is there a new editor in charge?

The quality of the Newbury Weekly News and its news content seems to go from bad to worse.

I take it you were not at, or had family at a prom.....

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Blake
post Jul 26 2012, 11:00 AM
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Even if I did, I can take my own photos.

The paper never used to run this dross.
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post Jul 26 2012, 11:07 AM
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QUOTE (Blake @ Jul 26 2012, 12:00 PM) *
Even if I did, I can take my own photos.

The paper never used to run this dross.

I find sport dross, and find pages & pages devoted to local teams a right bore. Week in week out.

But I also understand that many people do find this interesting, and that they like to read about their teams & themselves in the local press.

In the same way that a teenager, or their parents, might find seeing a picture of their prom ( a once in a lifetime thing ) in the local paper interesting. A cut out & keep moment I would have thought.

If you don't, don't buy the NWN.
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post Jul 26 2012, 11:16 AM
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Yet another import from the USA (sigh) why? something else to drain poor daddy's wallet, yet another 'must have' from the land of the obese burger munchers.
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post Jul 26 2012, 11:16 AM
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IS there market research to back that assertion?
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post Jul 26 2012, 11:17 AM
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QUOTE (Blake @ Jul 26 2012, 12:16 PM) *
IS there market research to back that assertion?


which one?
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post Jul 26 2012, 11:19 AM
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QUOTE (Penelope @ Jul 26 2012, 12:16 PM) *
Yet another import from the USA (sigh) why? something else to drain poor daddy's wallet, yet another 'must have' from the land of the obese burger munchers.

You sound like some one who wasn't asked to be Prom Queen.....


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post Jul 26 2012, 11:22 AM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Jul 26 2012, 12:19 PM) *
You sound like some one who wasn't asked to be Prom Queen.....



We used to have end of term disco (ahh the good old days)
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post Jul 26 2012, 11:52 AM
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QUOTE (Penelope @ Jul 26 2012, 12:22 PM) *
We used to have end of term disco (ahh the good old days)



End of term Disco = The wood work teacher brings in his 8-track & your dad comes & collects you at 8:30, after 1 hour of sitting on the gym equipment listening to Slade & Shawaddywaddy.
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post Jul 26 2012, 12:49 PM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Jul 26 2012, 12:52 PM) *
End of term Disco = The wood work teacher brings in his 8-track & your dad comes & collects you at 8:30, after 1 hour of sitting on the gym equipment listening to Slade & Shawaddywaddy.


With girls on one side and lads on the other and the pungent smell of pumps and sweaty gym shirts in lost property frangrancing the air. Orange squash was the drink of the evening as I recall. Oh, happy days.
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post Jul 26 2012, 01:16 PM
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On the plus side, fewer words= fewer chances of spelling mistakes smile.gif
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post Jul 26 2012, 02:02 PM
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Yes, well, now that we have spellchecking, there is no excuse in the first place.

Does anyone know if the newspaper has a new editor? Could that be the reason for the poorer qualiy and content?
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post Jul 26 2012, 03:13 PM
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I just have to pop in for a second.Folk who knew things clever.
Made LSD in the Chem labs. Was freely available.
They were rusticated but allowed to sit exams.So they ended up at Cambridge
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Blake
post Jul 26 2012, 03:36 PM
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QUOTE (Nothing Much @ Jul 26 2012, 04:13 PM) *
I just have to pop in for a second.Folk who knew things clever.
Made LSD in the Chem labs. Was freely available.
They were rusticated but allowed to sit exams.So they ended up at Cambridge
No Names.
There were gigs with Malvern Girls, but I was a wallflower.
ce


What on earth are you talking about?
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post Jul 26 2012, 03:42 PM
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QUOTE (Blake @ Jul 26 2012, 04:36 PM) *
What on earth are you talking about?

The clue is Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. tongue.gif
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post Jul 26 2012, 03:44 PM
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QUOTE (Newbelly @ Jul 26 2012, 04:42 PM) *
The clue is Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. tongue.gif


And what has that got to do with the Newbury Weekly News??
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andy1979uk
post Jul 26 2012, 03:56 PM
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QUOTE (Nothing Much @ Jul 26 2012, 04:13 PM) *
I just have to pop in for a second.Folk who knew things clever.
Made LSD in the Chem labs. Was freely available.
They were rusticated but allowed to sit exams.So they ended up at Cambridge
No Names.
There were gigs with Malvern Girls, but I was a wallflower.
ce


Seriously, I know I get accused of trolling but you do post some complete dribble.
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Penelope
post Jul 26 2012, 04:15 PM
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QUOTE (Nothing Much @ Jul 26 2012, 04:13 PM) *
I just have to pop in for a second.Folk who knew things clever.
Made LSD in the Chem labs. Was freely available.
They were rusticated but allowed to sit exams.So they ended up at Cambridge
No Names.
There were gigs with Malvern Girls, but I was a wallflower.
ce


Do elucidate, sounds like fun.
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GMR
post Jul 26 2012, 04:43 PM
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QUOTE (Blake @ Jul 26 2012, 11:35 AM) *
I was pretty disappointed with last week's edition.. a vast pullout section with a stack of photos on school leavers and their prom season; this is of supreme indifference and is not news.

I also note that last week, there was a mere single page of letters. The letters pages (and there were three pages of such not long ago) are one of the best sections of the newspaper.

I find there is less and less worth reading in this newspaper and yet the price escalates. I find the newspaper is increasingly heavy on photos and much lighter on text. The prom section is a classic example...what a waste of money.

This was a great paper a decade ago and less. Is there a new editor in charge?

The quality of the Newbury Weekly News and its news content seems to go from bad to worse.



To be fair it is a lot easier to fill a newspaper with photos than stories/ news.
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