Our local leadership is evaluating the needs of the two new organizations and will let employees know as soon as is possible. It is likely that there will be fewer employees at the new organizations than currently at The Patriot-News. However, our complement of reporters and content creators will be comparable in size to our current staff.(more...)
The Patriot-News incorrectly reported that the Penn State Dickinson School of Law is taking measures that would close the campus in Carlisle. School officials say they intend to keep the Carlisle campus operating. Also, the story incorrectly reported that the steps could cause the Carlisle campus to lose its accreditation. The law school has campuses in Carlisle and State College, and the American Bar Association accreditation reflects the entire law school.The note also perches atop the original story online. Ron Southwick, city editor at The Patriot-News, told The Sentinel's Stacy Brown:
“We feel the bulk of the story is accurate. There is a memo that describes a couple of options which people have concerns about,” Southwick said. “There were a couple of mistakes that we made. For example, the memo we obtained does not say that they would do away with the Carlisle campus. There was also mention in the story about the school losing its accreditation, which is a minor mistake.”Penn State's Carlisle campus is about 90 miles down the General Potter Highway from State College. Elizabeth Gibson's story alludes to some tension in that arrangement: (more...)
Some people will argue that Joe should step down immediately as well. Given what we know now, we don’t agree. Paterno should be allowed to finish out the year and retire with the honor and admiration he has earned since taking over as head coach in 1966.
Editor David Newhouse tells Charles Apple that the page one presentation is "a rework of the inspired 9-11 front from our sister paper, The Star-Ledger" and that "if front page designs had credits, we would have loved to have said that." Newhouse says publisher John Kirkpatrick needed to be sold on the front-page placement, "but he asked what all the top editors thought and everyone was unanimous. In the end, he felt it was a gamble (in terms of community reaction, not design) but trusted his staff’s instincts and okayed it."
By the way, we expected a deluge of calls and emails this morning angry that we turned our front page over to our own opinion. Instead, nearly all the feedback has been positive, some extremely so.