Saturday, May 31, 2008
As news sources proliferate, actual news continues to decline with the closing of Lee Enterprises' Washington bureau/. If memory serves, the bureau was a holdover from the Casper Star-Tribune, which Lee acquired when it bought the Casper paper from its owners. I recall writing at the time (though I am too lazy to go look for a link) that how Lee handled that bureau would be a good indication of how serious a newspaper company it planned to be. Right now, the answer appears to be: a desperate one.