How Horrid is the News Business?
Here's how horrid: the Miami Herald is soliciting alms.
Steve Outing reports that the Herald has begun to ask for donations to support its news operations.
I really don't know what to say excepts that the news business sucks and is getting worse with every passing day.
Outing thinks it's a good idea. I think it's a terrible idea. I'm not opposed to hard-up news operations (and which ones aren't hard up?) seeking assistance from public foundations, but soliciting donations in this way is just plain humiliating.
If our industry is going to die, and it looks that way, let's go out on our feet and not our knees.
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