Wednesday, February 11, 2009

METRO NEWSPAPERS ARE A MESS

Just thought I would post on a bizarre story I read about the sorry state of the newspaper industry in Toronto. Seems that Metro, the daily free commuter paper there owned by TorStar, just sacked its entire staff. Apparently the people there plan to put out a paper using nothing more than wire copy and, uh, unpaid interns.

Now before anyone goes nuts, keep in mind the paper wasn't so great to begin with. It is just a rag people could pick up for free to read on the subway. Well, I guess you get what you pay for, now, eh??? The only thing worth reading in that whole paper was the TV column by Rick McGinnis who, of course, was sacked.

The folks at Nunc Solo says the sackings make Metro the laughingstock of the newspaper industry. "Time to pack it in, folks." Well said.

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