That is not the case. Moreover, within its observation, Random Pixels struck a far more serious, important story: the strange disappearance of past Herald stories from the web and from its own archive section.
Perhaps there's a reason why the Miami Herald doesn't allow readers to access anything on its website that's more than three or four months old.
Because if they were able to go back 5 or 6 years, they'd be able to read Herald editorials that offer incontrovertible proof that the paper aided and abetted Jeffrey Loria and David Samson every step of the way in their Fleecing of Miami.
I'm not sure how to describe this phenomenon, except to note there is corporate intent involved.
Is it simply the case that the city's only daily newspaper has cut its staff so close to the bone, that no one is monitoring or updating the online archive of the paper?
Is it an implicit expression of anger, of its own, along the lines that the public does not have the right to free content the corporation paid for, no matter how old?
Or is it a deliberate attempt to make every day a new day in Miami, where nothing that said or written yesterday counts or applies, the equivalent of turning the Miami Herald into an Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?
Healthy journalism is a key component of our democracy, and the proliferation of non-paid sources of information are problematic. As one close reader remarked over the weekend, lamenting the Herald: "the paper is a shell of the shell that it was."
I know the mainstream media disdains blogs. It grudgingly shares its space with the audience for news. There are plenty of reasons, including one that goes along the lines: if you aren't paid, what is what you publish worth? But we bloggers embrace civic journalism for obvious reasons.
At The Miami Herald, journalists and staff are being required to accept forced furloughs. It is a steep pay cut any way you look at it, but one sold to employees as a necessary step to maintain the financial viability of the entire enterprise.
But limiting public access to the newspaper archives? Whose purpose does that serve?