Marcy, your problem here is the assumption that editors choose the wire content at the T-S. That is not the case. At the T-S their Copy Desk Chief Cheryl Karnes for the most part chooses their wire content. As everyone in the design industry here knows, Karnes' reputation is mediocre at best in graphic design, she never worked at a newspaper ever, has only the training and experience that the T-S has offered.. Which of course is almost zero.
So put an unskilled, untrained, obviously biased pixel monkey in charge of the wire content and layout of a daily newspaper, and you end up with the "Sub-Standard."
The criticism of the T-S should not be for running these stories-- they have no clue what non-local content is going to run until they themselves pick up the paper the next day. The criticism should be of the editors for intentionally allowing this problem to continue. It proves what we all suspect: that the uncaring approach to the news at the T-S goes all the way to the top.
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Jan 19, 2017
vol XXVIII issue 3
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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