The smartest thing I’ve read in a long time

From Deborah Potter at Advancing the Story comes a short and sweet post about NaplesDailyNews.com.

“Print reporters and photographers were all told that they no longer worked for the paper, says Phil Lewis, editor and vice president of naplesdailynews.com/Naples Daily News. They were all transferred to dot.com–which the company now sees as a kind of local wire service–and they file their stories first online. The newspaper staff is now 75 percent smaller, made up primarily of copy editors, designers and layout people.”

I’ll have some more of that, please.

Note that the blog is a companion piece to a J-School textbook. I’d like seconds of that, as well.

via Will Sullivan’s linkstream.

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