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RE: MEMO FROM BOB

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Apart from leaving me wondering exactly what a “core reader” is, in quantifiable terms, I had to pause for a moment on this sentence from the Mong/Rodrigue memo:

You know that our competitive edge comes from providing our audiences unique content, most of it local, that readers and viewers can’t find elsewhere.

Isn’t the challenge of the contemporary newspaper that much of its one-time “unique content” is now found elsewhere 24/7? Except for Steve Blow. So, taken to its logical consequence, this means that…[gunshot]

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