* 1-15-2015 – Palmer Brown is no longer employed by LNP. I apologize for the error.
MILKING A STORY OR
COVERING REAL NEWS?
Following LNP’s huge announcement today, this is what their editorial staff is doing this afternoon according to LNP reporter Ryan Mellon’s Twitter account:
LNP milkshake test happening now. Staffers taste test 4 vanilla shakes from area restaurants and Farm Show. Pick fav
That is not going to keep you in business, LNP! What is wrong with these idiots?
The reaction to LNP’s moving their printing operation out of downtown Lancaster has been fast and literally furious.
Palmer Brown, a leader in their digital team went on the People Of Lancaster’s Facebook page early this morning to explain further (why there and not on LNP’s own Facebook page which he runs remains a mystery although the official LNP line was to simply repost sections of their letter over and over again in response to comments):
A new press would cost millions without an ROI. Ink on paper is going away.
It is extremely unfortunate for those who work in production and with the press. Good hard working people who are mostly the victims of technology.
From a business view it is a sensible decision by LNP to sub out the production and printing to the Patriot News. They have a newer high capacity press that sits idle a lot. Over the next two years there will be (a more) rapid deceleration in print news consumption. To the point where it will no longer be viable. Best to let someone else eat the cost of that press.
Hmmm… You are saying in two years there will be no print edition at all. If they vastly improve their content – for example – not having milkshake contests and covering police brutality – would the print edition stay viable longer? And why did the Patriot News shell out huge bucks for a press that you are saying will not be used at all in two years? Was that another huge John Kirkpatrick misstep and failure?
And the new press sits idle a lot because the Patriot News is only printed three days a week because of Kirkpatrick who is now the new LNP President. As a commenter to this site said today:
Things at LNP hit a fast, slippery slope when they hired this Kirkpatrick fool. All of a sudden LNP starting printing pieces from the Patriot and York Dispatch (both of who Kirkpatrick has ties to, business or romantic-wise).
Then the stupid re-branding and layout. Now this.
That guy should be chased out of town with torches.
Let’s not forget to chase Robert Krasne, their new Publisher, out of town with torches as well!
There will be much more on this tomorrow!
** “Always Mechanicsburg!”
* “To our readers: LNP to be printed at state-of-the-art facility in Mechanicsburg,” (click here).
HER FACE LOOKS FAMILIAR
Noemi Lausell’s mugshot from November of 2011.
Is there a Noemi Lausell and a Naomi Lausell in Lancaster or are they the same woman? Are they sisters? Naomi Lausell is featured in today’s front-page story, “Mother of prison suicide victim: 20 minutes passed before anyone found son” (click here).
Noemi Lausell was featured on this site in November of 2011 – click here for “LANCASTER POLICE – OUT OF CONTROL!” and here for “TASERED AND BEATEN!”
Please check back later today.