Greetings on this wet Saturday afternoon. I just love your writing and your research and your newsworthyness, so I don't get how columns about exploring New Orleans on the bus have degraded to: where did you go to school and who do you know that I know. And the arguments, or discussions, over what to call different neighborhoods, precincts or wards is becoming tiresome. At least to me. So keep up the good work. Keep riding the bus and keep writing about your rides. I look forward to reading about your new-found beat. It is relative and don't let the nay-sayers "work your nerves" as the old saying goes.
Continued good work, Megan. Keep it up.
Sorry, I don't see what being invited, or not invited, to the Boston Club has to do with publishing the times-picuyane on a daily bais. Apples and oranges. Peaches and lemons. Does not matter. What we are talking about is having a daily newspaper in a deserving metropolitan area. Daily news coverage works to the benefit of all in the city. Covering politics, crime, the weather, arts and entertainment, sports and the food business are all vital to daily life in the city. To say nothing about keeping those in power accountable to the citizens of New Orleans. WE need the daily paper. And the Newhouses provided us with that daily paper for well over five decades. So this issue has nothing to do with whom joins what; with your religious beliefs or your ancerstral lines. So I find it difficult to understand that the Newhouse Gang does not get the need for the daily newspaper. And much has been written about the fact that the paper is still profitable. So my take on it all is that little Stevie just wants to have his own game, his own little toy and does not give a whittle about what the people of our city need. And if the Gang does not want to sell the picayune, then we must work to start another daily here. Any thoughts out there?
Thanks for an excellent piece. Interesting. Well reported with good writing. Hope that Gambit continues to provide New Orleanians with proper "newspapering." Merci bien!
This is beyond sad. But worse of all is the fear to comment about the Newhouse Family's decimation of the Picayune. I Retired in '98 but I too fear the long arm of family corporate control. Who will protect our benefits? Who will protect the duty of newspapers to report the news, to protect the people and their civil rights? Who will protect the rights of the people of New Orleans and their access to unbiased news? Are we all now doomed to reality tv and reality (without the pleasure of factual reporting) print newspapers? This issue should be about protecting our democratic rights and our privilege to free press. I am so sad. Sad for my friends who have lost their jobs. Sad for the fate of journalism. Sad for free press. What do you have to say about this Steven Newhouse? Donald Newhouse?
I won't even call Jim Amoss' name as he is, dare I say it, the geatest traitor of all. Sorry. Sad.
In answer to Mrs. Pichon and Annie, my references to Si (who did most of the family magazine business) and Donald (who was the newspaper honcho) each gave the impression to Picayune staff that they were interested in the welfare of each employee and that so long as the papers stayed non-union present employees and retired workers would "be taken care of." That obviously has changed. Steve Newhouse is not cut from the same cloth as his father Donald. I do not know the man but judging from his actions he does not care about his employees. I am still trying to figure out what his M.O. is. About Cunningham and vampires I don't think I will go there. Cunningham started out as a good journalist. I do not like what she has done to the web page and have said so in the past. O'Byrne is yet another case and I don't believe that I will go there either. Now about all the fancy cocktails and hors' d'oeuvres, would the TP brass care to share? I am heading out to the garden for a bit of imbibing and would like some of that good stuff. No? Oh well.
I have switched to the Gambit thread. Much better than the tp. Also am going to have Gambit delivered to my home starting next week. Take that O'Byrne and Matthews and Amoss and Steve Newhouse. I knew old S.I. (Newhouse) and feel confident in saying that he would be horrified by what is happening to the Times-Picayune. I too am horrified.
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