Who’s for Pizza Pie?
“‘I was heartsick watching people I care about lose their jobs. I started getting the feeling like I’ve been fooled all these years. Yeah, we did some good work, but really the bean counters always ran the show.’ . . .
“So Kendall turned his back on his old trade and started making pizzas, a gig that ‘seems more honorable to me than to be involved with what passes for journalism these days. I used to give free pizzas to any journalist who was laid off. I had to stop because there are so many of them now.’”
—Former Russ Kendall, in Dale Malaridge, “These Journalists Dedicated Their Lives to Telling Other People’s Stories. What Happens When No One Wants to Print Their Words Anymore?” The Nation, March 2, 2016photo editor
• Editorial Comment: Nearly 60 of fulltime newspaper jobs have been lost since 2007. That’s a lot of pepperoni. And a lot of missed stories.
PeezPix by Ted Pease
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