Abels acknowledged challenges of layoffs and declining print circulation, but told readers the product has been improved and online readership is growing.
I've been told that the Herald staff, decimated by layoffs and required to produce more with fewer resources, had a tough time recognizing Abel's glowing description of the reality that faces Herald employees every day now. Some incredulous employee stared at Abels' piece and asked, "Can you believe this??"
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Update: Jeff Jarvis warns about newspapers who claim all is well.