Sunday, January 17, 2010
whither journalism, part 873
I'm surprised that the usual sources of reliable local information aren't all over this, but the Daily Bulletin's parent organization, the Media News Group, has filed for bankruptcy. Now, if there's one thing we've learned from all the SoCal newspaper jiggery-pokery of the last half-dozen years, it's that declaring bankruptcy doesn't mean the end of the print run, but it doesn't bode well for quality, at least if the LA Times is any indicator.
I'm planting my flag now: If there is any attempt to sack Dave Allen, I will be calling you all to the barricades, and I damn well expect you to be there with me. Despite being a benighted Claremonster, Dave has been a good and loyal friend to Pomona, and we take care of our own. Ploughshares into swords, people.
The pikkie is Dean Singleton, owner of the Media News Group, not Dave Allen. To my knowledge, Dave has never leaned back in red suspenders, gloating like the cat who pulled the turkey off the dining room table..