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Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011
by PopMatters Staff
by Bill Grueskin, Ava Seave, and Lucas Graves
Columbia Journalism Review (10 May 2011)

“Few news organizations can match the setting of The Miami Herald. The paper’s headquarters is perched on the edge of Biscayne Bay, offering sweeping views of the islands that buffer the city of Miami from the Atlantic Ocean. Pelicans and gulls float near the building; colorful cruise ships ply the waters a few miles away.


And Miami Herald executives long held some of the best views in the city, from the fifth floor of the company’s headquarters.


Not any longer.


The Herald, like most U.S. daily newspapers, has faced severe financial troubles in recent years, suffering deep cuts in the newsroom and other departments. So, in one of many efforts to raise revenue, executives attached a billboard to the east side of the Herald building, completely obscuring the bay views of many newspaper employees, including the publisher.”


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