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McClatchy to Miami Herald: Time to find a new home.

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mozilla, May 29, 2011.

  1. Mozilla

    Mozilla Guest

    Real estate deal has Miami Herald looking for a new home.

  2. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Re: Another moving story from McClatchy

    I meant to start a thread about this Friday and am surprised nobody else did. The Herald losing that iconic building is a very sad piece of news, even if it won't fully happen for two years.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Another moving story from McClatchy

    Yeah, it is sad. Fantastic view from that newsroom.
  4. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    Re: Another moving story from McClatchy

    Gonna be fun watching the Herald's coverage of the Florida legislature when it comes to expanded casino legalization, considering that the building was sold to a casino developer. The legislation died this year, but it is expected to return next year.
  5. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Re: Another moving story from McClatchy

    Unless the paper is financing the transaction (spit take) there's no issue.
  6. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    Re: Another moving story from McClatchy

    I was there a couple of times. The combination of the building and the setting on the bay and the spacious newsroom ---- has any newspaper surpassed it?
  7. Desk_dude

    Desk_dude Member

    They will have to move their presses too. And they're kind of old.
  8. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    They will make some money on the deal, so good for them. To be honest, I never considered the bay view part of the paper's identity. It was a work farm, and we might as well have had a view of abandoned factories and boarded-up houses in Detroit for all the time we spent gazing out the windows there. Neighborhood sucked, too. My car was broken into in the company lot during my first week, and they posted warnings for us not to use the closest freeway ramp because some of the locals were smashing car windows with large rocks so they could rob the drivers. The sports desk had a Saturday ritual of visiting an after-hours place and they told me to follow them. I wanted directions in case I got lost and one of the women on the desk said to take a left at the first group of hookers on Biscayne Boulevard. I thought she was joking, but "Hi, girls!"
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Good stuff. Never had my car broken into, thankfully, and it certainly was a crap neighborhood. And Mike's was visited quite frequently.
  10. 1HPGrad

    1HPGrad Member

    Another former 1HPer found two bullet holes in his car, which he parked in the company lot. Not sure if he found and/or kept the bullets.

    Biscayne Blvd. Rule No. 1: Not every girl in a dress pees sitting down.
  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    ;D ;D ;D
  12. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Active Member

    This is purely speculative but I wonder if this leads to a merger with the Ft. Lauderdale paper. Seems like McClatchy would want to avoid the expense of a new printing plant and a merger would accomplish that. Don't know the capacities of the presses but given the losses in circulation both papers have suffered could they publish a combined version at the Ft. Lauderdale plant?
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