As I've pointed out on this blog, nonprofit ownership is the way to preserve independence in journalism. Here's hoping one of these non-profits liberates oligopolistic GANNETT's newspapers.
Let's hope a nonprofit will liberate GANNETT's failing newspapers from their slough of mediocrity, a direct and proximate result of corpulent hedge fund owners and managers, many of whom are not journalists, but vulture capitalists, preying on the carcasses of our newspapers.
Under prior corporate ownership (Morris Communications), the St. Augustine Record printed hate speech in its reader comments, threatening public executions of public officials. When I complained, then-Publisher Delinda Fogel asked me, "Do you have a journalism degree?" "No, I responded, but I was interviewed by the New York Times last week."
Fun fact: Dull Republican political contributor Delinda Fogel does not have a journalism degree, either.
GANNETT bean counter and former St. Augustine Record Publisher Delinda Fogel and other shallow non-journalists typify GANNETT's mismanagement mentality, which eschews investigative reporting, omits local news and guts the staff in the newsrooms of our Nation -- 23 newspapers in Florida, including the St. Augustine Record.
Enough flummery, dupery and nincompoopery from GANNETT and its goofy gooberish mismanagement team, truly a Confederacy of Dunces.
From The New York Times: