Cape Cod Times moves editing to Texas

Local daily editing & design moves from Blue State to Red State; Fourteen jobs here are lost to the Lone Star State
Will their masthead change with their new venue?

Cape Cod Times shifting
14 jobs to Texas

That's the headline in today's Business Section of our local daily newspaper.

The story goes on to say that "copy editing and design of the Cape Cod Times will be shifted to a newly created Center for News & Design in Austin, Texas, later this year.

"The Center for News & Design is being created by GateHouse Media Inc., which manages the Cape Cod Times and six other daily newspapers that comprise Local Media Group Inc."

The newspaper also reported that fourteen positions at the Cape Cod Times will be affected by the move. Times staff will have the opportunity to transition to Austin.

Blowing in the wind

We hope a benefit of the move will be to enlighten the daily's editors about the beauty and value of Wind Farms. It might finally force them to close down their ten-year, anti wind farm editorial Jihad.

Texas has more of them than any other state, see the map below.

We apologize for poking a little fun at our local daily, but the choice of Texas is too great an opportunity for mild ridicule.

After all, Texas IS one of the nation's Reddest States and Massachusetts is easily the Bluest.

The Mating Sounds of Dinosaurs

We've gotten used to having our subscription changes handled by people in India and other far-off nations, but we are also saddened to hear of another fourteen local newspaper jobs out-sourced as well.

I wrote many, many years ago that one should not pay attention to the noise made by Big Media moves - it's just the "Mating Call of Dinosaurs".

Read the Times story here.


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