San Jose Mercury (your suggestion here)
The San Jose Mercury News wants to know what the public wants it to be. Different people have different opinions - some selfish, some wise, some silly. Howard Kurtz has a rundown of some of the changes being considered. Blowing everything up is a leading suggestion.
The newsroom must feel like a lost child that's discovered by cannibals: An editors' blog chronicling the debate is, at times, brutally candid. "Personality: The Merc has none. Or at least it's not one that's immediately apparent," one entry says. "We repeatedly heard that people felt the writing and storytelling was flat, monotonous. . . . Many Merc staffers remain cynical that the process is going to lead anywhere."
More cooks and fewer ingredients are bound to lead to the right recipe.