(Thomas Mitchell) – The Las Vegas newspaper has posted an ad for a new publisher on .
Pay no attention to the fact the ad misspells the newspaper’s own name, leaving the hyphen out of Review-Journal, nor the fact the ad says the paper was first published in 1909, though the paper claims to trace its beginnings to the Las Vegas Age, which began in 1905 and was later absorbed by the Las Vegas Review.
But perhaps most telling is the fact the ad lists the paper’s Sunday circulation as 138,000, even though the story that recounts the purchase of the paper by New Media Investment Group, the parent of GateHouse Media, lists the Sunday circulation as 184,000. Rapid cancellations or inflated figure to begin with?
Currently the paper has an interim publisher.
If your talents lie in the area of journalism, news coverage, opinion writing, strong editing — you need not apply. As the ad makes abundantly clear, the new owner’s primary focus is to make money. As previous owner Donald W. Reynolds used to say, the mark of a good newspaper is that it makes money.
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Mr. Mitchell publishes the 4TH ST8 Blog at www.4thst8.wordpress.com.