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Santa Barbara News-Distress

Posted on | March 19, 2007 | No Comments

The Santa Barbara News-Press has gotten a lot of press in the past year because of its oddball publisher, Wendy McCaw, who seems to run the paper as her little fiefdom. The latest dispatch comes today as the National Labor Relations Board will go after her publication for unfairly firing eight reporters. It’s all about unionization, which is a stupid idea in journalism, but that’s another posting for another day.
The point here is a quote Sharon Waxman’s New York Times story about the situation that comes from Barry Cappello, a lawyer for the News-Press.

Cappello said newspapers are anachronisms, and journalists have failed to realize this.
“The meteor has hit. We’re watching the end of the industry,” Cappello said.

I can’t quite square why Barry’s working for a newspaper if he thinks the game’s up.

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