Torstar and Postmedia announced that they are swapping of ownership of certain news outlets, and the shut down of almost two dozen newspapers. The crisis in the newspaper industry must be addressed.
This week's Torstar-Postmedia deal and Globe and Mail redesign both show that newspapers will do anything to put profits ahead of readers.
What can we learn from the sad fate of the Toronto Star's Star Touch tablet fiasco and its imminent demise?
David J. Climenhaga
Anyone who has served time in newspapers understands that staff cutting usually improves the bottom line in the short term at the expense of the quality of the journalistic product over time.