Photo: The former MGM film exchange at Hyde and Eddy streets in San Francisco. Credit: Adithya Sambamurthy/The Bay Citizen
The Bay Citizen used the upper photo with the story while NYTimes.com used the lower photo. I might have gone with the top photo.
Photo: Old film vaults at the former Motion Picture Studio and Laboratory. Credit: Lianne Milton/The Bay Citizen
Although the image from Google maps’ street view shows more detail of the building.
As newspapers continue to grapple with online/print content and the future of the industry, one of the more unusual answers is reflected in a story that appears in the New York Times and the Bay Citizen of San Francisco, which provides print and online content in partnership with the NYT.
The item in question is a look at former film distribution sites in San Francisco, written by Adithya Sambamurthy. The story appears in the Local Intelligence column of the Bay Citizen and uses the same title in the New York Times. A note at nytimes.com says: A version of this article appeared in print on July 31, 2011, on page A23B of the National edition with the headline: Hollywood Film Exchanges: Tenderloin, San Francisco. Presumably that is the version distributed in San Francisco, as it’s not in my copy.
And frankly, the story is not much more than some extended captions; pretty thin on content.
Bay Citizen, founded in 2010, is new to me, and perhaps it’s the wave of the future – or it could be another interesting, but failed experiment. Alexa says: Baycitizen.org is ranked #54,070 in the world according to the three-month Alexa traffic rankings. Approximately 70% of visits to the site consist of only one pageview (i.e., are bounces). The site’s visitors view 1.7 unique pages each day on average. The fraction of visits to Baycitizen.org referred by search engines is about 12%. Compared with the overall internet population, the site’s audience tends to be higher-income; it also appeals more to childless college graduates and women browsing from work.
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