Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Advertiser in death watch
by Larry Geller
“David Black, follow the band-aid theory and get it all over with quickly. No use prolonging this anxiety. People can't work like this.”—via Twitter
Actually... I’ve noticed some darn good reporting over the past few days. It must be very hard to carry on over there.
The Honolulu Advertiser has got to be more than a job to those who work there. It has tradition, it’s been relied upon by generations, and reporting is good, honest and important work.
The tweet says it all, though. The axe is about to come down, and at a time when newspaper jobs are hard to get, and thanks to the recession, any job is hard to get.
Enough people will lose their jobs to create a whole new newspaper themselves. If only one didn’t need a printing plant and delivery trucks. There’s no easy path from a newspaper job to the next one.
But back to the tweet, it must be really tough to try and excel under the current conditions. Yet they are pushing on, each day.
What am I trying to say? I don’t know.