A candid look at the newspaper biz
Modern newspapers gave up being the breaking news franchise in about 2001. 9/11 was a defining moment for me. By the time we give our readers our latest available stories at 1 a.m. on most days, the other media on cable, televison, radio and the Internet will have had those stories for hours. So our strategy is to break news in our paper in a second-day way and to post bulletins on our website for the true breaking news.
I won’t make the joke about how she’s come a long way from singing with Meatloaf. I’m sure she’s heard it.