It’s official. (Well, it’s probably official. It’s coming from the North Coast Journal, right?)
Rumors are afloat that the area’s longstanding daily newspaper the Eureka Times-Standard, only a wispy shell of what it was a few years ago, will be outsourcing more of its content or production. Or both. Local jobs might be lost.
It’s a sad day for newsfolk and yet another blow from the T-S’s corporate schmucks.
This means many Humboldt County residents will probably have to get vital news and important information in the near future from the area’s next two biggest media outlets: Charles Douglas’ Humboldt Sentinel and Humboldt State University’s The Lumberjack newspaper.
Both are stoked, but couldn’t be reached for comment. The Lumberjack’s editor graduated in May and Douglas’ mom had the phone in her basement removed because of budget cuts.
The Arcata High Journalism Club will also jockey for a piece of the pie.