Friday, January 07, 2005

News travels fast:
Miami's New Times has the news that the Miami Herald is closing its Street weekly before most Herald employees hear about it. (New Times calls the rag a 'faux alt weekly'. I would hazard a guess that if the tables were turned, Street would have never been a place where you could get this kind of news...or maybe not even the daily paper, at least as fast. So which paper is the one that 'gets it'? Pretty obvious, I guess.


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    By Blogger Tom, at 10:51 AM  

  • What I found even worse is that I had heard the rumour earlier in the day, tried to contact numerous people at Street (whose voicemails all said they were no longer reachable) to research this as a story. When calling the Herald, I was then transferred to three different people, including the City Desk, who in turn gave me the number for the Street, where no one was answering the phone for obvious reasons. The operator didn't seem to know where to send people looking for media/public relations, and even better, Knight Ridder PR/Corp. Comm. had NO IDEA about this and told me to contact the Herald.

    To top it all off, the email address on MOST K-R-owned newspapers for media/public relations is out of service.

    It's no wonder no one could report on this story - no one could get anyone to talk on the telephone.

    By Blogger Tom, at 10:57 AM  

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