March 1st, 2006 • Quill Archives, SPJ Report
SPJ Report: Chapters to discuss Knight Ridder sale
The dramatic and rapid changes occurring in the newspaper industry have led several SPJ chapters to call for public discussion about the future of the profession and the public service it provides. In late January, SPJ national headquarters, with the Northern California Chapter, released a statement calling for “an urgent national conversation about how to preserve public-service journalism in light of the likely sale of the Knight Ridder newspaper company.”
Reporter Greg Lyon hardly fits the profile of a disgruntled employee. He stayed loyal to San Francisco’s KRON-TV for 27 years, becoming one of the Bay Area’s most respected journalists. But he resigned early this year with no plans to retire or a new job lined up.