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The Chronicle limps online, via Facebook

johnboy 30 July 2010 24

Facebook screenshot of the chronicle

The Chronicle is many things:

    — The largest circulation publication in Canberra
    — The best way to identify rented houses by uncollected Chronicles killing the lawn
    — The only news outlet that cares about Community Council meetings
    — A community lifeline for the elderly

I’m sure there are others.

But the Canberra Times stable mate has never managed to get online, until now.

Now, like an angry teenager with an axe to grind the Chronicle, with its teams of journalists and editors, has a Facebook page where they can put up their stories.


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John Moulis John Moulis 11:48 am 31 Jul 10

The Chronicle isn’t all bad. In 1994 they printed several articles I wrote and submitted by mail (no email submitting back then). They stopped printing them after a new editor took over. And no, I didn’t get paid.

Ryan Ryan 11:27 am 31 Jul 10

Jazz said :

Fiona said :

The deliverers in our area seem to obey the no junk mail writing on our letter box.

you get yours delivered to the mailbox? wow.. mine always lands somewhere near my driveway..

Ditto. The delivery kid in my area gets mummy to drive him around as he tosses them out the rear passenger side window.

cleo cleo 2:27 am 31 Jul 10

I like getting my Chronicle, and always put in my mail box, BUT I wish they had more gossip, I suppose it’s good for a tv guide, so what are you whinging for? It’s free!

p1 p1 11:24 pm 30 Jul 10

Wish mine arrived in my letterbox. Fetching a wet soggy bag of newspaper from the ground near the road is annoying. If it was in my letterbox and dry, I might consider reading it…

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:56 pm 30 Jul 10

johnboy said :

I think you’ll find selective distribution would cost far, far more than blanket delivery (and hurt the dodgy numbers they feed advertisers)

Yeah, aware of the potential for dodgy advertising claims. And you’re probably right about the delivery theory, too. Like Jazz, I wish they’d have the decency to chuck it straight into my bin.

Battlecat Battlecat 5:30 pm 30 Jul 10

They don’t come close to the old Valley View. Excellent local sport coverage is no more since it was gobbled up by the CT/Chronicle.

Jivrashia Jivrashia 5:18 pm 30 Jul 10

Oops. Confused “land tax” with “rates”.

Jivrashia Jivrashia 5:15 pm 30 Jul 10

JC said :

Speaking of which do you even know what land tax is?

?? Only from what’s written on the ACT Revenue office site

I believe it’s called “Council Rate” in Sydney.

JC JC 4:23 pm 30 Jul 10

Jivrashia said :

Rawhide Kid No 2 said :

Fiona said :

The deliverers in our area seem to obey the no junk mail writing on our letter box.

Same here.

So that goes to show that it, The Chronicle, is junk?
A 60c junk for that matter, and our land tax probably goes to pay for it…

No the advertising pays for it. Nothing what so ever to do with the government or taxes.

Speaking of which do you even know what land tax is?

Jazz Jazz 4:03 pm 30 Jul 10

Fiona said :

The deliverers in our area seem to obey the no junk mail writing on our letter box.

you get yours delivered to the mailbox? wow.. mine always lands somewhere near my driveway.. I’m wondering if i leave the lid to the bin open the delivery people might do me a favor and throw it straight in

Jivrashia Jivrashia 3:36 pm 30 Jul 10

Rawhide Kid No 2 said :

Fiona said :

The deliverers in our area seem to obey the no junk mail writing on our letter box.

Same here.

So that goes to show that it, The Chronicle, is junk?
A 60c junk for that matter, and our land tax probably goes to pay for it…

Rawhide Kid No 2 Rawhide Kid No 2 2:23 pm 30 Jul 10

Fiona said :

The deliverers in our area seem to obey the no junk mail writing on our letter box.

Same here.

Hells_Bells74 Hells_Bells74 2:20 pm 30 Jul 10

I pressed post too soon, I wanted to add that I like the idea of this. I have always had a soft spot for that publication.

Won’t even come close to Riotact though.

Hells_Bells74 Hells_Bells74 2:17 pm 30 Jul 10

p1 said :

You forgot

– Wrapped in a a plastic cover which does little except prevent the paper from drying out after water gets in there.

Oh, I know!

I was having more trouble accessing my soggy Chronicle the other day through the bag than the rain/moisture did.

I suppose it’s only saving grace was that it wasn’t soaked through or unreadable.

Fiona Fiona 1:16 pm 30 Jul 10

The deliverers in our area seem to obey the no junk mail writing on our letter box.

Reprobate Reprobate 12:50 pm 30 Jul 10

I like the Chronicle’s trades directory, it’s quite useful. It usually contains ads from tradies to too tight to advertise in the Yellow Pages and/or who havn’t been recommended by word of mouth, so I avoid anyone in there like the plague. The one time I broke that rule, it proved the rule.

davecdp davecdp 12:36 pm 30 Jul 10

Our dog loves to shred it and leave it scattered around the backyard for me to clean up. Probably stops her from barking for half an hour……..(http://the-riotact.com/?p=24526)

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:16 pm 30 Jul 10

Would be nice if they stopped wasting their money and resources by not delivering their rag to people who don’t want to read it.

    johnboy johnboy 12:18 pm 30 Jul 10

    I think you’ll find selective distribution would cost far, far more than blanket delivery (and hurt the dodgy numbers they feed advertisers)

Jazz Jazz 12:12 pm 30 Jul 10

I think you will still find it littering your lawn VicePope

VicePope VicePope 12:02 pm 30 Jul 10

It gets delivered. It gets unwrapped. It gets recycled. (Has anyone noticed that being read is not part of the cycle?). It will be even easier to ignore online.

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