In the spirit of Lauren LaBorde and her weekly Y@Speak column, I attempted to summarize some local and national reaction to the news that the NOLA Media Group, aka The Times-Picayune | NOLA.com, would soon be publishing a new street paper (but not a Picayune) on the days it doesn't print a Picayune.
Publisher RIcky Mathews clarified things for The Wall Street Journalthis afternoon:
Ricky Mathews, president of NOLA, said TPStreet wasn't an attempt to backtrack on last year's cutback. "Seven days a week wasn't viable long-term," he said, but added "we see this as recognizing that we didn't have all the answers" last year.
Yes, the new paper will be called TPStreet, which despite all appearances was not the name of a 1980s cop series starring Erik Estrada as T.P. Street.
So what do we think of the plan? O New Orleans, thou art confused. (And angry.)