No More Nando

from the goodbye... dept

Well here's a sign of the passing of time online. While lots of articles are talking about the 10 year anniversary of Yahoo online, getting much less attention is the news that the McClatchy Company is killing off the Nando name. It's barely recognizable these days, but it wasn't that long ago that Nando was a leader in online news. The name came by merging the Raleigh News and Observer, to create Nando. For quite some time, it really was one of the leaders in online news. A few years back, it lose some of its appeal by being one of the first to put up a registration gate to get in -- which is about when I stopped using them as a source, and they more or less seemed to disappear online. Apparently, whatever's left of the sites will live on, but the Nando brand is dead.
Hide this

Thank you for reading this Techdirt post. With so many things competing for everyone’s attention these days, we really appreciate you giving us your time. We work hard every day to put quality content out there for our community.

Techdirt is one of the few remaining truly independent media outlets. We do not have a giant corporation behind us, and we rely heavily on our community to support us, in an age when advertisers are increasingly uninterested in sponsoring small, independent sites — especially a site like ours that is unwilling to pull punches in its reporting and analysis.

While other websites have resorted to paywalls, registration requirements, and increasingly annoying/intrusive advertising, we have always kept Techdirt open and available to anyone. But in order to continue doing so, we need your support. We offer a variety of ways for our readers to support us, from direct donations to special subscriptions and cool merchandise — and every little bit helps. Thank you.

–The Techdirt Team


Reader Comments

Subscribe: RSS

View by: Time | Thread


  • identicon
    Xueilonox, 28 Feb 2005 @ 5:54pm

    Nando Used To Be Great

    I remember always going to the Nando sports section. It was basically a link blog, posting sports coverage from papers around the country. Still to this day, I haven't found an adequate substitute (too many walled gardens).
    Pretty sad.

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

  • identicon
    nonuser, 28 Feb 2005 @ 7:02pm

    nandotimes still linked by totalnews

    Several years ago I was a fan of totalnews.com, probably the most convenient news portal out there. I'm kinda amazed they're still around. I wouldn't have heard of nando net otherwise.

    Their nando link leads to a "dear reader" page.

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

  • identicon
    A McClatchy Interactive Employee, 2 Mar 2005 @ 11:50am

    Hardly a failure. An internet success.

    This is hardly a failure. Nando became and is a viable technology partner for many newspapers. It not only provides a litany of publishing tools, but also international and national private-label news to sites like sacbee.com and startribune.com.

    If you want to know more about the success of Nando -- http://www.mcclatchyinteractive.com

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]


Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here



Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter




Comment Options:

  • Use markdown. Use plain text.
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Close

Add A Reply

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here



Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter




Comment Options:

  • Use markdown. Use plain text.
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Follow Techdirt
Special Affiliate Offer

Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Chat
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Recent Stories
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads

This site, like most other sites on the web, uses cookies. For more information, see our privacy policy. Got it
Close

Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.