Who gives a crap if some lousy governor and worse actor is showing up five days after the quake? What's he gonna do, say something with is hilarious accent and hope it somehow makes everything all right?
They told me it'd be weeks before they could start. I guess we'll see.
Although Marcy knows very little about what it's like to actually work in today's newspapers, she is right on this one. The T-S seems to be doing everything it can to alienate readers. They put people in charge that not only don't want to do their jobs but couldn't even if they tried. It is even more scary that their lackey slacker photographer is now "teaching" photojournalism at HSU. This is perfect as far as Humboldt County goes, it matches the "put the worst candidate in and make sure the best one gets screwed for trying to make change for the better". When the students on the Jack are already doing way better work than anyone at the T-S, it's strange to think that this new instructor will have anything to offer beyond how to not do one's job and how to take lousy photos and especially how not to be a journalist.
I fear for the future of journalism locally. With the Journal going south, the Eye blackened, and the Sub-Standard slowly sinking, it's scary to think that the only source of local news will be the skewed and distorted views of the local bloggers.
In Print This Week:
Dec 5, 2013
vol XXIV issue 49
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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