Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

We Hate to Pick on the Chronicle When It's Down -- But Is Anybody Proofreading?

Posted By on Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 8:30 AM

Is this akin to bakeries placing mirrors behind the display to make it look like they're offering twice as much?
  • Is this akin to bakeries placing mirrors behind the display to make it look like they're offering twice as much?

Yes, we're aware this is the fourth time in two days we've written about the Chronicle's woes -- and more is coming. And, yes, we're aware that when you publish a story in your own paper noting how the corporate overlords are seeking massive staff cuts, a new buyer, or the dissolution of your paper -- you might not sweat the small stuff.

So, we understand if folks are distracted. And, it appears the best-case scenario for the cash-strapped paper is that there'll be far fewer folks around to be distracted, thereby ensuring more odd juxtapositions on the Web page like yesterday's placing of a photo of the Pope next to a story about Detroit automakers or today's inexplicable repetition of the story about U.C. Berkeley's old-school printing class.

The notion of deep staff cuts as the positive course should be sobering for every working person -- and, especially, those of us in the media. As this story unfolds, we'll keep an eye out to see what photo the Chron puts next to it.

  • Pin It

Tags: ,

About The Author

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"