Work their butts off? That is the biggest lie ever. One or two staffers carry the whole team and everyone else takes credit while they sit in front of their computers or stroll blocks away on their multile coffee-cigarette-meal breaks each day. The reason there's only five reporters is that no matter how few people they have on duty, a newspaper still comes out each day. Mangement sees that despite how many people they cut there still seems to be a bunch of printed ads in the paper every day. They could care less how much news is in the thing.
If they were actually working their butts off we'd not be seeing "for the times-standard" or "the associated press" as bylines all the time. A good reporter can easily churn out three or four stories a day-- do the math. Where's the 15 or 20 local stories we should be seeing? What's with the flood of either submitted or AP photos? Maybe everyone is too busy kayaking on company time or making one too many trips to Starbucks...
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In Print This Week:
Sep 29, 2016
vol XXVII issue 39
The Last Days of the Budget Motel
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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