A framed photograph on the wall overlooking this blogger's desk is an early 1960s black and white view of the Globe and Mail's newsroom.
The photo snapped by Bob Chow shows a double rim, one for the editors - photo (Jim Knack), city (Bob Turnbull), news (Al Dawson), national (Joe Gelman) etc., the other for copy editors, including Martin Lynch, Barry Zwicker, Dave Spurgeon, Rod Goodman, Eric Dowd, Lex Shrag.
Nothing says functional newsroom more than that traditional rim, where editors huddled within arm's reach to put out the daily newspaper. At the Globe, pneumatic tubes were used to dispatch edited typed stories to the composing room.
Computers have all but erased the use of rims, but a TSF tipster says PKP is hot for their return to Sun Media newsrooms.
The tipster writes: "From what I was told, newsrooms must be reconfigured into the shapes of horseshoes, with the ME sitting at the curve of the horseshoe and everyone spreading out from there.
"They have a certain amount of time to accomplish this - like a couple of weeks - and they have to take a picture of it and send it to PKP as proof that it's been done."
If the tip is accurate, it is a good move.
Rims make sense if only to once again have editors at arm's length for the sake of clarity in newsroom management. A gathering of minds, with no need to shout to isolated editors working in cubicles.
Lack of communication in overworked newsrooms might be the source of frequent embarrassing typos, layout gaffs and other errors.
While PKP is in The Front Page mode, the return of proofreaders would also enhance the reputation of his print newspapers.