Newspapers: welcome to ‘the new normal’

Lost Remote calls it “the same sad song, different sad verse.” I call it “the new normal.”

Staffing levels fluctuate at businesses all the time. Those who work in the newspaper industry and avoided this operational reality for so long should be thankful for their good fortune. But this is how the world works.

I hear newspaper execs often wish to “find the bottom” or wait “until the dust settles.” Sorry. Not gonna happen.

Grab the ball and run with it. There’s no time to wait for more teammates to help out.

I’m not saying this is better. Or fun. It just is. And the sooner everyone still working for a news organization figures this out and picks up the pace, the better off they’ll be.

A bunker mentality won’t get you out of this.

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