I’ve long thought that Raleigh could use more community newspapers. I just never thought the News and Observer would become one.
A large number of N&O staffers had their last day yesterday. There were a lot of familiar names in the group that will be missed, but one I thought was particularly disappointing to see was the Take It Outside writer, Joe Miller. I’ve long maintained that the two things that keep me subscribing to the N&O are the columns of Barry Saunders and Joe Miller. Of them, I always thought Joe had one of the best jobs in the country.
I wish the laid-off reporters and writers well and hope I’ll see more of their work soon.