Fort Worth Weekly makes note of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram recent changes. Is it new? Or old? Are they targeting the young? Or old? We can't tell anymore.
Though we like the fact the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is going to expand Cheers and Jeers over many days, since it's the "most popular feature". That says a lot. And as we've always said, if you want to know what's going on in Fort Worth, you go to THE PEOPLE, not the paper. Now, let's hope they quit arguing with the Cheers and Jeers writers and print the darn things.
Editorial Director J.R. Labbe chimed in with her own column, saying the editorial section would run “Cheers & Jeers” four days a week instead of one. After all, it’s one of the paper’s “most popular features.”
(Actually, the “Jeers” are a popular feature. Static’s never met anybody who reads the “Cheers.”)
So: The paper is changing by running more cheers, jeers, and columns written by you, the “readers.” Actually, that makes sense. A newspaper that’s bought out, laid off, fired, or otherwise gotten rid of much of its staff would do well to rely more on guest writers to fill space. Witt nailed it when he ended his column by saying, “This is your newspaper!”