Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Blabla point: New York Times: it's not the eonomy blabla. It's bad management.

Children blame someone else. Grown ups fix the problem and move on. President Obama said "It's time to put away childish things."

Compare and contrast. Is it number one? Or is it number two?
Number one:
Globe accord doesn't solve NY Times' troubles -
"For the Times Co., the labor peace represents one less headache on its crowded agenda. The Times has been lambasted for its Globe acquisition for many years. Critics criticized the Times management for failing to anticipate the troubles in the New England economy and for buying a newspaper at a time when consumers were moving to a digital world and away from traditional, ink-stained publications."

Number two:
The Newspaper That Fired It's Readers
As a result, many important newspapers – in Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Boston – are in the hands of owners ill-equipped to manage them. Another round of potato-passing, this one finally at the bottom of the market, may improve matters somewhat.?
If your answer is number one, the problem is the economy and the "End of Print." If your answer is number two, the problem is a Board of Directors that were too busy being busy to do the job they were paid to do.

It's only natural to blame someone else when things mess up. But that's kid stuff.

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