Loss of Mirror library may be embarrassing
THE MIRROR has said farewell to Steve, the last remaining member of the paper's in-house library. Yup, the Mirror no longer has a library.
Or rather it does, but from now on all cuttings are compiled electronically by the cheap labour in Delhi.
The India-based "librarians" have previously earned mentions in Axegrinder, you'll recall. It was the Delhi crew who lost an 'aitch from Horse Racing so that in the cuts it become "Orse racing".
And then there was that highly embarrassing and offensive match report of Scunthorpe United v Man City. It ended up in the digital cuts library with the ‘S' missing from Scunthorpe.
Let me stress that we aren't going to milk The Miami Herald
to do this. This newspaper is what brought us here and it
will remain very successful for many years. There is something
special and unique about journalism on the printed page and
we won't neglect that going forward. But we didn't fall in
love with journalism because of ink and paper. We fell in love
with it because it had the power to change lives for the
better -- and we can do that on paper, on the web and over
the airwaves with equal devotion.