Thursday, April 19, 2007

For many, another big issue meriting discussion

As the big newspaper companies continue to make decisions to close bureaus in their effort to cut costs, journalists continue to speak up about the impact such measures have on their papers and their work.

Adam Reilly in today's Boston Phoenix congratulates Charlie Savage of The Boston Globe on his Pulitzer for National Reporting, which, according to Reilly "brings up some bigger issues that merit discussion. Anyone who follows the newspaper industry knows that dailies across the US are scaling back their institutional ambitions and anyone who follows the Globe knows that it’s very much a part of this trend: while the Washington, DC, bureau (where Savage is based) remains intact for now, the paper closed down its foreign bureaus earlier this year."

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