No news is bad news

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If it isn't about Cape Cod, it isn't here

By Walter Brooks, editor, capecodtoday.com

Most of the readers of this online media site have already figured out that we are attempting to bring them all the news about Cape Cod which they will not find any longer in their local daily newspapers.

It isn't entirely their fault - the newspaper industry is being eaten alive by the Wall Street investors who own it*, and we are trying to fill that void by aggregating everything written world-wide about the Cape and Islands. 

Some days it is easier than others. 

But on days like today after a three-day weekend coupled with a national holiday, there isn't much worth reporting out there.

One person's news is another's flimflam 

The daily newspaper you read will fill that void with wire service and non-news "Living Section" stories since they must provide filler for the ad pages they have sold.   We don't have that need. 

If there is no "real" Cape Cod news today, we won't offer you anything.  It's that simple.  If you're starving for more good Cape Cod writing, there is an ocean of it written by our over 100 bloggers.

*The local editors and journalists are not the problem.  They continue to report as best they can with their owners demanding ever-greater budget cuts to satisfy the stockholders.  An illustrative story appeared yesterday in the New York Times and elsewhere, see today's LA Times story below
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LA Times editor fired for refusing to lay off more reporters
Fourth senior executive to depart over a budget dispute in three years


The editor of the Los Angeles Times will leave the paper in a dispute over newsroom cuts, becoming the fourth senior executive in less than three years to depart after resisting budget reductions.

James E. O'Shea, editor since November 2006, said Sunday that he was forced out after disagreeing with Times Publisher David D. Hiller's plan to shrink the newsroom budget. "We did not share a common vision for the future of the L.A. Times," O'Shea said...  LA Times

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