Dull cover stories


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6 thoughts on “Dull cover stories

  1. After working 20 years in print journalism, I think I can fairly say "high quality" and "free" don't mix when it comes to publications.

  2. It's bread and circuses — the more unstable the political and economic domains, the more people want to be entertained and not think. Perhaps that's why the Gold Age of screwball comedy in the U.S. was in the 1930s.

  3. You certainly CAN have highly successful (from revenue and readership points-of-view) free newspapers. Look at Metro or London Paper in the UK. Those are excellent examples of newspapers that are well distributed, well read and well advertised. Whether they are high quality is debatable, but they give people a reason to read.

    I've blogged so much about Daily Xpress because I truly believe the concept works. Nation has just turned their free publication into a total mess.

    I'm blogging something else about it later today.

  4. I don't really understand the negative coverage about Xpress. It's a proven concept in other countries, they're not doing to bad in finding ever-new topics – and they cover the basics.

    Even the Flower Story, I bet the article attracts a great many hits. Even though the article has no content at ll.

    Had a talk a while ago with Khun Pana – the hardest task seems to be to find new, different, "other" stories each day.

    "Flowers" and "naked" fit the profile.

    Let's hope they'll weather the difficult environment.

  5. If gambling was legal in Thailand I would put money on some kind of payment taking place for that story to appear on the cover. Is that really the most important story of the day?

    The concept of a NEWSpaper is certainly proven elsewhere but Daily Xpress is not a newspaper. They made that fact clear from the very first edition.

    I also hope it survives but I think, sadly, it will continue to struggle unless some drastic changes are made.

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