Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Despite the cuts, we're still dedicated to our community

Long Beach Business Journal staff writers Stacy Clements and Thyda Duong spoke with city officials, community members and industry experts for their take on recent events at the P-T. Their three-part story is a look at both local and industry-wide perspectives.

We're glad that other local media is giving space to what's happening to the century-old hometown daily. We feel good about the balanced LBBJ story at a time when we have to work hard at feeling good about much these days:

“The few people that do remain don’t know if they have any job security [or] what’s going to happen next week. Frankly, a lot of people have their résumés out,” [Kris] Hanson says. “We’re still doing the best job we can – we’re still dedicated to this community.”

“We’ve been through these cuts for the past decade,” he adds. “I wonder what the company’s growth strategy is. They can’t cut their way to success.”


Anonymous said...

This total lack of awareness again shows how Singleton was able to bust the Union. People are not talking about "What is happening to the century-old hometown daily."
They're talking about what has already happened to the century-old hometown daily.
It would be wiser to concentrate on how to go forward with the Press-Telegram while minding the reality that the newspaper has bene gutted, and is not returning to its former glory. And all the after-the-fact discussion in the world won't change that.
The reading public can't help you. The local independent publications can't help you. Start attempting to anticipate management's next move instead of continuing the lament for a newspaper whose former self effectively killed by Dean Singleton's money men.

Anonymous said...

Good job Biz Journal. I like this conversation, as uncomfortable as it may be. In the end, Long Beach deserves a quality daily news publication. I hope the P-T will be that voice.

Anonymous said...

Time to stop talking about "what's happening to a century-old hometown daily." It's not happening; it's already happened.

All the bellyaching by local politicians and local residents saying they miss the paper isn't going to change a thing. Ownership has destroyed the PT, and it's not coming back.

Anonymous said...

The paper needs to go Non-Profit ASAP