Poetic justice: A design dolt criticizes the approach of a design-based chain and wants someone else to save the paper.
Just to help you out:
I was told before this happened that it would happen. The only question was when.
So I didn't need a Google alert.
"Excited" is not the right word. As I'm sure you are a designer infopimp, you probably hear your word choice questioned quite a bit. Try to adjust and adapt, infopimp.
Finally, what are these facts that are missing? Are you afraid to share them because you might be wrong?
Although I sympathize with the people out of work, I have to say this should surprise no one. I said from the start that designers who had been given entire shifts to obsess about a couple of section fronts would never be able to handle the workload of producing multiple papers.
Regarding the statements of Marymont (note the spelling) to SND -- OF COURSE that was B.S. If SND swallowed that baloney whole, that's on the organization for not doing its homework. (Disclosure: I have a couple of Q&As at my site, too, and I suspect at least one person was lying/not fully genuine in a few answers. However, I at least attempted to address the issues, and unlike SND, I don't have a staff and members paying dues.)
No sympathy for the recent college grads, either, unless they were flat-out lied to about what they would be doing. I have no doubt many of these people were trumpeting how they were working at a big metro and would be "reshaping journalism," etc. Optimism is great; full-blown delusion that usually includes crapping on more solid work of the past is another.
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