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Friday, August 13, 2004

Now THAT is a surrender

In honor of my flight to Vegas being only 12 hours away, I present this example of a bad surrenduer. Unlike blackjack - where I'll surrender like a Frenchman if the situation warrants - this is uncool.

In a lawsuit filed against the South Florida Business Journal in May, a former reporter alleges the publication, part of a national 41-newspaper chpain, has drastically inflated circulation numbers to increase advertising revenues. ...
The case reveals an out-of-control newspaper bent on driving up revenues, ethics be damned. Van Drake paints a picture of hellish practices that range from the malignant (arbitrary limits on story lengths and a new emphasis on "advertorials") to the absurd (a hokey motivational speaker hired to encourage reporters to "surrender'' to management and a subscription-selling competition based on the TV show Survivor).

For the full story, surf here.


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