Considering all the fiscal misery at America's newspapers
, this passage from Rex Smith's Saturday TU column
, talking about his '06 budget, is noteworthy:
There won't be all the money we had wanted, but nobody will be pushed out of a job, and the paper we deliver to your home will remain full and robust. I look at it as keeping the faith: Readers trust us to give them a true picture of the world beyond their own experience in exchange for the two quarters they plunk down on the counter. That's a level of accounting I can handle.
Say what you will, it's hard to argue that you're not getting your $.50 worth. Except maybe on Mondays...