Newspapers Want To Charge Subscribers Extra To Receive Black Friday Ads

Newspapers Want To Charge Subscribers Extra To Receive Black Friday Ads

If your household still receives a daily or Sunday newspaper, take pity on your neighborhood’s paper carrier. It’s hard work to haul the ad-stuffed Thanksgiving editions of the paper to subscribers’ doorsteps. Still, that probably isn’t what papers like the Chicago Tribune and Detroit Free Press had in mind when they announced that they’ll be charging subscribers an extra dollar or two for the privilege of receiving a bunch of ads. [More]

Newsprint-Scented Candle Kindles Nostalgia Without Ink-Stains

Newsprint-Scented Candle Kindles Nostalgia Without Ink-Stains

If you’re nostalgic for the days when print ruled the world, but don’t want to be bothered with actual newspapers, the late designer Tobias Wong’s “Times of New York” candle, inspired by The New York Times, may be for you. [More]

New York Times Was Just Joking About That Whole 'Closing The Boston Globe' Thing

New York Times Was Just Joking About That Whole 'Closing The Boston Globe' Thing

Those pesky unions, always asking for reasonable pay for their employees, decent working conditions, continued employment and the like. Well, the New York Times Company found a way to deal with the scalawags at the Boston Globe: threaten to fire ‘em all and shut down their place of business.

Holiday Savings: Alternative Gift Wrap

Holiday Savings: Alternative Gift Wrap

We hate buying wrapping paper. Hate. We even hate saving those gift bags, although that’s a nice way to save money and be lazy at the same time. DIY site Curbly has a list of ideas, some of which will save you money (newspaper) and some that won’t (aluminum foil).