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Poll: The Times Colonist: Will it survive? (1 member(s) have cast votes)

The Times Colonist: Will it survive?

  1. Yes - The TC will always be here as a daily paper (17 votes [20.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.99%

  2. Yes - but not a daily (26 votes [32.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.10%

  3. Yes - but Internet only (13 votes [16.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.05%

  4. No - it is no longer viable (25 votes [30.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.86%

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#581 bluefox

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:19 PM

^Sorry, I don't see the problem. Enlighten us?


I think his point is that that particular sentence is stating the obvious.
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#582 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:23 PM

I think the sentence mostly tells us that the husband was there at the time, that's all. People might wonder if there was a spouse, other family at home etc.
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#583 Holden West

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:16 PM

I think his point is that that particular sentence is stating the obvious.


Well, that's what reporting is. You go there and report what you see. A man can react in any number of ways upon learning of his wife's death.
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#584 Bob Fugger

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:09 AM

Well, that's what reporting is. You go there and report what you see. A man can react in any number of ways upon learning of his wife's death.


I believe the attending physician later describes George Costsnza's reaction to his fiancées death at the hand of cheap wedding envelopes as "restrained jubilation."

#585 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:27 AM

http://www.timescolo...6733/story.html


Andrew Offord, left, and Dennis Atkinson demonstrate one of their newly invented milk spouts.

Originally from the U.K., Offord, 44, ...


As a jeweler, Atkinson, 60, ...


Who says they have this the wrong way around?
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#586 sdwright.vic

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:30 AM

I think a main issue is that even with a web presence the Times Colonist still does not report on issues until days after they have occurred. Nothing like seeing something on the news, and then finally reading about two days later.
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#587 Mike K.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:57 AM

It's no secret the media of this city skim off each other for stories. Of the main media in town you'll find CFAX leads, followed by CTV, followed by Chek, and finally followed by the TC. I find that Vic News/Black Press cover the bases very well even though their papers come around only twice a week.

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#588 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:37 AM

It's no secret the media of this city skim off each other for stories. Of the main media in town you'll find CFAX leads, followed by CTV, followed by Chek, and finally followed by the TC. I find that Vic News/Black Press cover the bases very well even though their papers come around only twice a week.


CFAX leads with what?

They lead off their 5am news with everything they read in the TC. Then as the morning goes on, they find the time to get some of their own stories off the wire or from local press releases.
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#589 Bernard

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:03 AM

I thought they all got their ideas from VV

#590 AllseeingEye

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:25 PM

I think a main issue is that even with a web presence the Times Colonist still does not report on issues until days after they have occurred. Nothing like seeing something on the news, and then finally reading about two days later.



It has ever been thus; when I was living in Vancouver 20+ years ago it was very common to read a story in the Vancouver Sun in the BUSINESS or INTERNATIONAL sections especially, then come to Victoria to visit family a week (sometimes more) later only to read the same article in the T-C. It was kind of like living in a time warp, which of course is precisely how my Vancouver friends did and still do generally view the island....

#591 tedward

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:49 AM

I have always thought that the T-C motto is "Yesterday's news tomorrow."

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#592 Nparker

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:32 AM

I have always thought that the T-C motto is "Yesterday's news tomorrow."


LOVE it! :P

#593 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:53 AM

http://www.timescolo...6733/story.html


Andrew Offord, left, and Dennis Atkinson demonstrate one of their newly invented milk spouts.





Who says they have this the wrong way around?


I win the bet. Dennis is on the left according to a person that works with him at the airpoirt.
<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#594 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:41 AM

Today:

http://www.timescolo...9802/story.html

...The issue over a woman banned from visiting her son in the hospital should be resolved quickly and calmly for the good of all concerned.

Shirley General Hospital on May 17 after she tapped a nurse on Spence, 73, was banned from Victoria the head to get her attention...


:badpc:
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#595 Mike K.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:45 AM

D'oh.

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#596 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:44 AM

The TC is running CFAX radio ads, urging people to subscribe to the physical print edition of the TC, saying you might like "the feel of paper in your hands", getting the comics and inserts, and calling it the "original generation" and informing you that if you buy it, you also get the "next generation" online access too.
<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:27 PM

http://www.timescolo...5939/story.html

Clark fired former CTV journalist Christ Olsen in February, replacing him with MacIntyre.



:rolleyes:


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#598 Holden West

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:50 PM

^I would never fire someone that could turn water into wine.
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#599 Sparky

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:54 PM

^ :)

#600 martini

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:55 PM

^I would never fire someone that could turn water into wine.


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