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Short takes for Feb. 7

February 7, 2014

Public notice bill THUMBS DOWN: Obviously we’re not big fans of a bill that will be roaming the Capitol this session that could remove public notices from newspapers and their websites, but you......

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Feb-10-14 9:46 AM

Wouldn’t it be prudent to clear the air on your arguments against the bill that could remove public notices from newspapers? What percentage of placement/advertising revenue comes from public notice requirements? Using your forum to present a one-sided argument biased to your own income doesn’t win any points in credible journalism. And, to play counterpoint – why require citizens to pay for a newspaper subscription to see public notices – basically double-taxation for information.

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Feb-10-14 6:22 PM

Payin' quite a bit to read & write here?

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Feb-12-14 3:31 PM

I pay nothing to read and write on Independent's website. However, they sell online advertisements here, so they earn income based on my traffic. Previously I didn't subscribe & they didn't get online advertising revenue. Now I get free content & they get advertising revenue - should be a win/win.

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