Monday, October 31, 2005

Four Bits

Ask not what your newspaper can do for you, ask what you can do for your newspaper.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...