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The Chronicle limps online, via Facebook

By 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.

What’s Your opinion?


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24 Responses to
The Chronicle limps online, via Facebook
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 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 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 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 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 1:16 pm 30 Jul 10

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

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 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)

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)

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.

Jazz 12:12 pm 30 Jul 10

I think you will still find it littering your lawn 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.

Outta Control 11:15 am 30 Jul 10

When I was at uni we used to call it The Chronic Chronicle.

Gungahlin Al 11:13 am 30 Jul 10

Good on them for finding a way of filling the online void that the owners wouldn’t fill with an official website of their own.

It allows an avenue for them to gather feedback on articles and debates to continue, plus not all of us are deigned worthy by the owners of receiving an actual hardcopy, so it helps us keep in touch with what they write.

Not sure where you are going with the CC comment JB. The Chronicle journos Meredith and Katina do indeed attend all our meetings. They take their role seriously and put in the hard yards to get local stories out to local audiences every week.

But your assertion is not right, with recent GCC meeting matters being covered by ABC Radio (news and live) and TV, Win TV, 2CA (news and live) and the Canberra Times, plus further afield IT News and a number of other IT-related online news aggregators.

I’ve also seen numerous stories over the last few weeks through various outlets covering Weston, North Canberra and Woden issues, plus the formation of the much missed South Canberra CC.

p1 11:07 am 30 Jul 10

You forgot

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

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