More from Wes Hughes
In an earlier post, I quoted liberally from a comment laid-off San Bernardino Sun columnist Wes Hughes left on this blog.
Now, LA Observed has his final, unpublished - and spiked - column, along with a plea he made to Stanford President John Hennessy, asking that his university take the demise of newspaper journalism as seriously as it takes global warming. An excerpt follows (or read the whole thing here):
My request is that Stanford take on the problem of how to preserve public and investigative journalism with the same seriousness academia addressed global warming, because it is that desperate. Put some of Stanford’s best minds to work on it, create a think tank, talk to everybody but be wary when you talk to publishers and top editors because they are at a loss as to what to do and have succumbed to herd panic.