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Arch City Chronicle Is “Toast”

June 25th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

 

The Political Fix is reporting that the Arch City Chronicle will cease its hard copy edition at the end of this month. To borrow from publisher Dave Drebes’ vernacular; the paper is “toast”. The Missouri Political News Service wonders if Mr. Drebes will nominate himself or his now defunct paper for one of his “Toast Awards”.

Mr. Drebes employed – and is still employing – a very dubious business model that was doomed for failure. With the expense of running a successful website being very minimal, why on Earth rent office space, hire employees, and incur the expense of printers to push a medium that is dying? Did Drebes graduate from the “Baghdad” Tony Messenger School of Journalism?

Mr. Drebes’ latest venture is a subscription based political website called MO Scout. In our humble opinion, an equally bad idea. As we said in this post recently, no one is going to pay for information they can get for free from several other sources – including MOPNS. We wish Mr. Drebes all the best in his future endeavors.

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