A newspaper’s anti-web stance proves to be its demise

The Boston Courant, famous (or infamous) for its refusal to publish content online, is going out of business—and, weirdly enough, its anti-web stance is the reason (but not in the way you might think). Adam Gaffin explains.

We talked about the reasons for the Courant‘s apparent success last September on Beat the Press (above).

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  1. Steve Ross

    In Massachusetts, anyone can sue anyone for anything, and the state courts are notorious for costly delays and bizarre rulings. I was a condo board member for 8 years and saw it all first-hand. Visitor to condo would slip on non-existent ice. Sooner or later would find a shyster. In one case, had to go as far as Worcester to take case. Insuror settles for $40,000. Another case: Resident sues for non-existent mold not caused by building issues anyway (with free lawyer in the family). Claims $25,001 damages to get to Superior court where our bills would be highest. Court over time assigns three different judges to the worthless case. Eventually we settled. Evidence and logic means nothing in the Commonwealth if a perceived “little guy” sues a “bigger guy.” The late Bill Veeck told me he was sued on his first day in Boston as Braves owner.

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