Monday, 27 July 2009

Re David Black

David Black missed the boat in bidding for Sun Media in 1998, but a Globe and Mail story says he is solvent and waiting in the wings for other print media purchases.

David Ebner's online Sunday piece on the Black Press Ltd. chief is recommended reading for those who, like Black, aren't giving up on print media.

Ebner's piece doesn't say much about the work environment and morale at Black's newspapers, but if any of his employees care to comment, drop us an e-mail or post a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Don't kid yourself if you think of David Black as the saviour of newspaper journalism. He is a businessman and that's the way his publishers are charged with running his papers which means newsroom staff and resources are minimal and, given the current economic environment, they're now been cut to less than minimal in many locations. Advertisers are coddled to the point stories are assigned to satisfy those advertisers. The papers are becoming little more than flyer wraps, literally; the latest "innovation" is to wrap the front pages with coupons that obscure everything but the banner, no regard for those line stories and photographs the newsrooms have worked so hard to craft.