Last week, Herald Executive Editor Anders Gyllenhaal likened what's happening in the newspaper industry to being hit by a hurricane. But he told me he doesn't believe there will be any more job losses at his newspaper.
"I just don't see that happening," said Gyllenhaal, who was a reporter for the newspaper back in its early '80s heyday. "It's been a difficult period, but everybody in the newsroom knows what we need to do. Whether it's a literal hurricane or a figurative one, which is what we're going through in a way, this is a newsroom that is taking it on and handling it."
The Herald cut 250 positions in June, and another 119 positions in September. The revenue slide has not stabilized since the last round of layoffs; in fact it has gotten worse. Which makes me wonder if Gyllenhaal is losing touch with reality. Photo credit: Tom Wallace/Minneapolis Star Tribune.