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Monday, November 19, 2007

San Jose Merc 'Downsizing with Dynamite': Washington Post

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 10:12 AM

So there's towns outside of San Francisco, evidently. And their newspapers also have problems. Their solution: "blow up the newsroom." Preferably while you shout "Al Qaeda Al Qaeda Al Qaeda!"

From the Washington Post:

"The very top of the organization is saying, blow up the newsroom," says Chris O'Brien, a reporter immersed in the overhaul effort. Under one prototype, the paper would be cut back to three sections: Live, Play and Innovate. In a second blueprint, it would junk everything except Silicon Valley business news."

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