The demise of newspapers continues. The Mercury News, my old stomping grounds, plans to lay off 30 reporters and editors tomorrow. The paper once had 400 editorial employees; it will soon have 170.
My former colleague Michael Bazeley has a wonderful eulogy for the Merc.
Peggy Drexler wrote a moving opinion piece in the Chronicle today about the death of newspapers.
Here’s another view.
When I left the Mercury News nine years ago to write essays and books, I never thought it was a good career move. Now it looks like it was.