Comment 31107

By jason (registered) | Posted May 15, 2009 at 22:39:37

call yourself 'cooler' if you want, but that has nothing to do with it. Fact is, the demographics of the Spec and CHML are much different than folks blogging online and starting new urban-focused magazines. It has nothing to do with 'slobs' or social status. In fact, both the Spec and CHML seem to enjoy their highest popularity in areas further from the downtown core and in more affluent suburbs.

Much of those folks are older. Most folks online are younger. Hence, the difference of opinions with an issue like one-way. No need to try to take a simple comment and try to turn it into a name-calling episode. I've seen market research of media outlets in Hamilton. The Spec has had meetings with folks involved with new media in the city trying to figure out how they can crack the online, web-savy, young market.

Not to derail this thread, but they need to look to the website of the Globe and Mail. By far the best newspaper website I've ever seen.

At any rate, I'm glad the Spec printed this piece interviewing the urban experts who decried our one-way killing machines. It's up to city hall to do what's right, not follow results in some online poll.

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