Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Press-Herald "Newspaper" now just "Paper"

According to upstate rival (and generally superior) Bangor Daily News, The Press Herald will be cutting back. According to the BDN,
The Portland Press Herald says it’s eliminating 27 jobs, resulting in 15 layoffs, because of the weakening national economy and a continuing downturn in advertising. ...no reporters are being laid off, but the percentage of the newspaper devoted to news and photographs will be reduced and there will be a cutback in "supplemental" wire news services.

"...the percentage of the newspaper devoted to news ... will be reduced and there will be a cutback in "supplemental" wire news services."

Wire news, of course, includes the AP. So that covers all national news except what they get from the Washington Post (which is most of it). I'm going to go out on a limb here and say we'll still get exciting coverage of the "man bites dog" variety. It's the pointless international news you're going to have to do without. And, apparently, any other news that the AP or Reuters don't cover. You know, like Maine.

Here's a question: How will we be able to tell?

4 comments:

lancedutson said...

Has something changed radically recently - something which suddenly makes the BDN any more than a rag?

lancedutson said...

Ahem....I am NOT Lance Dutson. My BLOG is.

Must be blogspot. Duh.

Brown said...

LD: It's all relative. And relative to the PPH, the BDN is far superior on just about every level.

jkirlin said...

Heh heh...I came in to express my shock that the BDN was superior to anything! :)