So the Miami Herald decided to scrap the business section and collapse it as an occasional part of the already-dwindling local section, thereby continuing the reductions in coverage, staffing and resources that have plagued the Herald specifically and the newspaper business as a whole for at least a decade.
That's fine if economic necessity requires it.
But why try to put lipstick on a pig (remember that insanely asinine fake media controversy from 2008)?
Just look at the facacta way the Herald describes what is a pretty simple concept -- we're eliminating the business section entirely and collapsing a piece of it into the local section twice a week, without adding any pages to the newly combined local/business section:
Here's how to find business news: Flip the B section over. The Business section front you're accustomed to appears on the back, and stories jump back into the B section. Stock tables appear intact on the inside back page.What late night bunch of potheads dreamed this one up?
(OK Garvin, fess up!)
This is the other method they suggest:
Here's the other way to find business news: grab a pair of gravity boots. Hanging upside down, turn to the "back" of the B section. DO NOT FLIP THE B SECTION OVER. This is now the "front" of the Business section. As blood drains to your head, you will slowly lose consciousness and think this is a perfectly acceptable way to get all the latest stock updates!BTW, congrats to new Exec Editor Aminda Marques Gonzalez. I truly hope you can right the ship and take the Herald in a positive, successful direction.
We're rooting for you.