By Aaron Viles (Contact)
To be delivered to: Steven Newhouse, President
Tell the Newhouse Family, we don't need a Some-Times Picayune: If you don't publish 7 days a week, we won't buy your papers!
The Gulf South cities of New Orleans, Mobile, Birmingham and Huntsville will be without daily newspapers on Sept. 30th, and the newsrooms of those entities will be cut by as much as half as the Newhouse family seeks greater profits from their newspaper chain. In New Orleans, the multiple Pulitzer winning newsroom saw 84 people fired yesterday, 49% of the staff. Despite promising more quality reporting after transitioning to primarily digital publishing, Newhouse family leadership is ignoring the significant digital divide which exists in New Orleans, as well as the simple truth that you can only do less reporting with fewer reporters.
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