We Fired His Butt. Happy?
It’s time you took the responsibility of running a box item whenever one of your columnists fails to meet a deadline and you end up with no column to print.
Whether you like it or not, some of us peruse the Reader for the satisfaction we get from individual columnists.
Whenever a column doesn’t show up, we wonder whether the cause is illness, failure to meet one’s deadline, a firing, or simply the columnist’s wanting to take a day off.
Surely you realize your responsibility in advising your readers whenever a regular columnist goes missing. It is one of an editor’s prime responsibilities.
Hopefully, with this letter to jog your memory, you’ll start paying attention and advising your readers whenever it becomes necessary to explain a missing column.
Aside from normal vacation weeks, to help the paper save money and space, Reader regular writers take one out of eight weeks off — Editor
Critic Of The Critic
I think it’s about time the Reader gets a new movie critic already. Does this guy like movies? It just seems that he doesn’t enjoy any movie he sees unless it’s before the ’60s. Anyway, isn’t it about time you get a fresh face and even fresher opinion than the stale one you have already. I should go even further and say that the whole paper needs updating. It’s the same ads with the same placement every month. When you have magazines like 944 and now SoCal out that are so much better and free as well. Just food for thought. Your paper has seen its day, unless you restructure, starting with the movie critic!