Thursday, November 17, 2011

Doomed by Technology?

What’s Killing Newspapers?

“Our parent corporation, McClatchy Newspapers, has watched its stock fall like the rest of Wall Street—only sooner and further. We’ve had to make unprecedented cutbacks—including, for the first time, and then the second, in the company's history—layoffs. Or, as one typically cynical McClatchy reporter calls ’em, ‘cake days.’

“Even here at the Sun-Star, we lost people. The newsroom, my responsibility, is down to seeds and stems in terms of numbers of reporters, photographers, copy editors and sports writers.”

—Mike Tharp, executive editor, Merced (Calif.) Sun-Star, 2008 URL
As of this morning, the Sun-Star
was still alive, thank you very much.

• Editorial Comment: “Seeds and stems”? They do inhale in California, don’t they?


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