Man, oh, Man! What are we going to do without a daily newspaper?!?!? What is the world coming to??
Also, once again The Gambit and I are in total agreement.
It was MLive.com that first rolled out the internally despised “yellow journalism” design that was recently rolled out with great fanfare by NOLA.com. Slammed by readers, the “yellow journalism” template has also been unpopular with the reporters whose work appears there….
….but The Times-Picayune has always been considered one of the jewels in the Newhouse chain, both for its profitability and the quality of its journalism, which has won numerous Pulitzer Prizes.
Last week, the paper published a remarkable eight-part series on the state of Louisiana prisons, which was helmed by reporter Cindy Chang and graphic artist Ryan Smith, among others. (Good luck finding it on the revamped NOLA.com — we tried. EDITED: But not hard enough; a reader sends us this link to the series, which is well worth your time.)
On Tuesday, as Gambit was making inquiries about the meetings in the newsroom, a longtime reporter said of the prison series, “This may be our last hoorah.”
If the Times Pic doesn’t remain a daily newspaper and they keep cutting staff, I guess that will be another one of my dreams that will be deferred.
24 May 2012 / 2 notes