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Monday, May 7, 2007

Strib columnist back on the beat

An update on a prior post ("Strib columnists may be Par-ed back"), Strib metro columnist and veteran blogger James Lileks reports on his blog today that "they've killed my column, and assigned me to write straight local news stories."

In related(?) news, the Rake reports that the Strib has scheduled an ominous 3:00 p.m. meeting for today in which staff reductions and/or additional voluntary-buyout opportunities may be announced. (Click here for more.)


Anonymous said...

The central question: are newspapers "new"? Is it a new medium that needs some cash and support, or a failing business whose fat needs to be trimmed?

I would vote the former. There's no fat left -- and cutting valuable voices like Lileks makes the public hate newspapers more. It certainly strengthens my resolve to get my local news from DT Journal, etc.

-Local Law Student

Who Am Us Anyway said...

Even Dave Barry is not amused -- and that's a rarity right there.


Anonymous said...

Here is a better link:

Dave Barry's column