Commentary: Page 1 tells a different story – a sad one (Nov. 10, 2021)
November 10, 2021
NOTE: The print edition of the Nov. 10 New Era features mostly blank space above the front-page "fold." This commentary outlines the reasoning behind that design.
If you’re wondering why the top half of the fold on Page 1 is mostly white, let me explain.
No, it’s not an error (thankfully).
But it represents a problem that many Oregon newspapers really need to start communicating to their communities now: Not only has COVID badly affected many elements of our society; it’s having a dire effect on many of our nation’s newspapers, including in our state.
Many have reduced staff hou...