We kind of lack a place for meta-media news coverage in town. Usually not much to comment on, but there is today just up the turnpike at the other end of Cleveburgh. Just one of those mysteries in town is how we have two daily newspapers still operating. Lots of places, to include major metros, have a hard time keeping even a single daily newspaper operating. Appears that the PD is following others with major changes in what they put into 'print'.
. Cleveland is a city and region pretty much the same size as Pittsburgh. The Plain Dealer is pretty much the only major seller of ink up
there, yet still appears to be struggling. How can two nearly identical (market wise) places be so
different when it comes to ink-based information distribution? My hypothesis is that our two-paper competition is why we still have daily newspapers in Pittsburgh. If either major paper existed on its own, I bet they might feel empowered to cut back production much as is happening elsewhere.
One result this morning is the big news is that the Cleveland Plain Dealer is laying off an unknown as yet number of its workers
. Not the first big set of layoffs at the Plain Dealer
either. Just a few years ago the PD ran a really positive story about Pittsburgh:Pittsburgh's renaissance holds lesson for Cleveland
, and the writer of the story was laid off the very next day. Coincidence I am sure, but ironic.
You can keep an eye on developments via media pundit Jim Romenesko
or a Save the Plain Dealer