Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Coverage of Indy: down; coverage of Fishers: up

Two local blogs are taking on The Indianapolis Star again.

Taking Down Words takes aim at the newspaper’s posting of a job opening in Fishers.

"The Indianapolis Star seeks a versatile reporter for its growing news staff. The reporter will be based in The Star's Hamilton County newsroom at the center of some of the nation's fastest-growing communities. This would be an education beat focusing on local schools, with coverage appearing in The Fishers Star and”

Meanwhile, over at Ruth Holladay’s blog the discussion gets more personal:

“But the word wafting out of 307 N. Penn -- that dungeon of human discontent and disappointment, where the abandonment of journalism principles is daily practice -- is that Tim Swarens and Jane Lichtenberg are being moved out of the Star's editorial section. Jim Herman, a longtime Gannetteer, will take over their duties.
"Tim and Jane are both respected journalists, and maybe the change is not all bad news for them. But one thing is certain -- the Star is continuing its "cut and gut" policies for which Gannett is known. The features department is undergoing that process, as longtime editors are bounced in favor of newbies and what will eventually be a trimmed-back section in the "tradition" of INtake. Basically the Sunday living and arts/entertainment sections will roll into one.”

You can read the whole thing – and the commentary – here.

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