Monday, September 26, 2005

More on the emptying of local news rooms

Two pieces respond to the recent announcement that Knight-Ridder intends to cut 100 total press jobs at Philadelphia's Inquirer and Daily News (see here):
  1. Editor and Publisher presents the viewpoints of two past editors of these papers, one expressing optimism that the papers will rise above the cuts and the other thinking they could prove fatal.
    (via Dan at Young Philly Politics)

  2. Meanwhile, Philadelphia's Rep. Vince Fumo, not always happy with his own coverage, still shakes his fist in the wind appeals to Mayor Street and Governor Rendell to intervene somehow to prevent the cuts.


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