Towse: views from the hill

February 26, 2009

More on the Chron

Filed under: news,San Francisco — Towse @ 2:51 pm

Reflections of a Newsosaur: SF Chron cost-cut target equals 47% of staff

and the ever hopeful San Francisco Bay Guardian politics blog.

and Debra Saunders, who is … afraid she might lose her column?

Reading the comments following her column, I think, as ye sow. …

Saunders has a point with, When a newspaper dies, you don’t get a comprehensive periodical to fill the void. You get an informational vacant lot into which passers-by can throw their junk.

Except I don’t know that that will happen. I don’t know what will happen. The void may attract something entirely different. Someone may cobble together the best of the best coverage into an online entity. Some enterprising sort may create the San Francisco Phoenix print edition and rise from the ashes. Some new UPI/AP entity may suck up all the good print reporters and reportage and act as a clearinghouse.

All I do know is Macy’s won’t have a clue how to reach their customers with their diamond sales and shoe deals.

More importantly Where will my favorite columnists land?

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