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Re: “Times-Picayune employees in shock as extent of Newhouse cuts begins to emerge

"News" has always been a business. It has also been way more about opinions of the editors and publishers than about facts. The nostalgic and idealistic amongst us would love to believe that there is some purity of news in the print media. That's laughable. One may not be able to rely on much they read on the web, but that is hardly any different from what can be found in a newspaper. The truth is that the world has changed and so has the business model. Publishing a daily paper is a tough business and it only works in larger markets. Perhaps not much longer there as people find other sources for their information

The more important thing is what this says about New Orleans and the myth that political leaders want to portray that we are a "world class city". Sadly, we aren't and haven't been for decades. We are a party town that does a great job of hosting conventions and large events. In between those events, citizens must bear the harsh reality of living in a desperate city with a limited future

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Posted by lovemycity on 05/24/2012 at 12:03 PM

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