Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sun-Sentinel throws out national/foreign desk

In a sign of the times, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel will reassign its resources to focus on local coverage. Fortunately, the dozen or so affected staff will still have jobs.

Given the ease with which readers can access other countries' media online, Editor Earl Maucker said, many U.S. publications can no longer justify covering international news the way they have in the past. "We don't look for the Sun-Sentinel to be the hometown paper of Caracas, Venezuela."

"Today, we're not in control. The customers are in control," said Howard Greenberg, publisher of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "We have to create a new business model."

Customers? Strange. The headline says "Readers in control ..." (end of post)

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