Today the Post-Gazette launched a fee-based premium content portion of their website called PG+, which I immediately subscribed to for a year at $36.
To answer your question, I support newspapers any way I can because I value the accountability they bring to our local politicians, corporations, organizations, and any other entity, and I don’t ever want to live in a Pittsburgh that doesn’t have a newspaper. This might be an archaic way of thinking, especially for a blogger. The newspaper industry is in such turmoil with rags bursting into flames left and right that I am all for our local newspapers doing what they need to to stay afloat. Provided the regular newspaper content remains available on the site to be accessed freely, I’m so far pleased with what I see at PG+ except for this:
Who are the doofi that see “PG+” and can’t decipher that it is pronounced Pee-Gee-Plus?
Were there people in the test groups who were all, “Wait. Wait. What’s this called now? Pee-gee-addition? PittGirl Plus? Pig Cross? You’re going to need to spell that out phonetically for me.”
Unless, this was simply the P-G (pronounced pee-gee) assuming we’re all really that stupid (pronounced stooooo-pid), and I’m here to tell you, P-G, that you are 100/100% wrong.