I agreed with much of the "Journalism war being lost to the bad guys" commentary (Opinion, Oct 13). But it seems a little late to the party.
If I understand correctly, local and fluffy stories increase readership (corporatespeak for profit), and then when readership declines it surely means the newspaper just isn't running enough fluff and local articles so the remedy is to increase that content even more. And then when profits still continue to decline, the remedy is somehow to go all local and fluffy all the time?
The Salt Lake Tribune as a source for news has been declining for a while but who could have ever imagined the newspaper would fall so far as to offer a disgruntled guy's foray into online dating as being compelling, in-depth, front-page news.