Friday, August 21, 2009

Yet Another Reason to Drop The Indianapolis Star

"Gannett is prepared to begin launching self-publishing obituary publishing at its newspapers," reports

"According to a memo sent Monday from Annette Gould, Gannett's manager of advertising technology, and obtained from a source within the Interstate Group’s production arm, The Indianapolis Star will be the first site, with a scheduled transition for the week of 7 September....

"Gannett has contracted Wave2 to provide the software. Customers will be directed to a Web site where they can select a template, fill in their individual information and submit the obituary. The program then takes the information, formats it and posts it to the newspaper’s host system."

Well, there you have it. The last good reason to subscribe to the paper is gone as of Labor Day.

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