I love change. I like people not hanging on to the status quo. But.
It is so awful I can barely describe it. I shudder to think how many mythical man months were spent on this. Click on the "learn more", and you hit a PAY WALL. Nice job enticing people to subscribe, guys.
I WANT to see local newspapers survive, but this is getting hard to fathom. Please, Journal, give us some hope - I like to write for y'all and I love helping people find their next favorite restaurant, but I am worried.
Wow. The old site was so bad it made me want to poke my eyes out when I was forced to view it. This is only slightly better. I think they make the site awful so people will still subscribe to the newspaper.
I love that I can pay 99 cents to read today's Journal when the actual paper is only 50 cents. There are so many wrong and offensive things about this site it could be used to as the only example in a class about how not to design and run a newspaper website.
Newspapers have never made the bulk of their money from subscriptions, but rather from adverstising... which is why I don't understand the whole pay to see read the article model.
besides, why would I subscribe to the ABQ Journal online when I can read the LA Times or the NY Times for free. AND for local news, I have DCF (which frankly rocks!)