From a fellow with the wonderfully American name of Edward Schumacher-Matos:
The announcement last week that The Miami Herald will cut 17 percent of its staff raises questions about what kind of product the newspaper will become for readers like you and me. Of The Miami Herald’s more than 1,400 employees, some 190 will lose their jobs. The cuts affect all divisions, but we’ll focus on the newsroom.
But there is an opening at the Herald, maybe:
… As for the mix of columnists, I totally agree with those readers who are sure to write that The Miami Herald needs a politically conservative local columnist, and Gyllenhaal says the newspaper has been looking to find one.
Now there’s an idea: A local guy writing a column from the point of view that is America’s dominant political tendency. Genius! Maybe they could add Sudoku!
The more I learn about American newspaper management, the more I think it’s a miracle so many have lasted this long.