October 9, 2016

Before the Presses Stopped

"What will become of newspapers?" wondered John Carroll, onetime editor of the Baltimore Sun, in 2006.

Carroll witnessed the decline of the Sun in the 2000s, when the paper went from being a family-owned enterprise that gave its reporters immense freedom to a more restrictive corporate publication. Under the tutelage of its profit-minded masters, the Sun learned an Orwellian tongue: "stories" became "content," "editors" became "heads of content," and the chief editor, "director of content."

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