Sweatshop Muzzle

Labor loss and the prospect of restricted coverage at the Suburban Journals

"At some point, the lack of quality in the Journals chain is going to become an embarrassment to Pulitzer," says Schaper. "It has to be an embarrassment at some point when people in charge hear stories about newsrooms' being turned into sweatshops and reporters' being told just to plagiarize press releases."

Maybe, but it probably won't matter. The ideals of a reporter who just quit his job on principle are much higher than those of the journalistic flatliners who make the fiscal decisions for Pulitzer Inc.

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