The new owners for the Pioneer Press could be gangbusters. Or they could be press busters: Corporate pirates who come to town to plunder everything of value before setting fire to the wreck. Which it turns out to be is crucially important. And, largely, up to McClatchy, which has become temporary guardian of journalism in St. Paul, a key part of the region served by the Star Tribune.
In fine china shops, they say, "If you break it, you buy it." In the news business, reputations rest on the opposite rule: "If you buy it, you better not break it."
15 March 2006
Surprising Link #2
Who knew I would completly agree with a Nick Coleman column?