Monday, June 01, 2009

Miami Herald Flashback

from the New York Times, Oct. 14, 1998

In the most painful of a series of recent belt-tightening moves, The Miami Herald's top editors said yesterday that the newspaper's Sunday feature magazine, Tropic, would close before year's end.

The newspaper's executive editor, Douglas C. Clifton, said the move would save at least $2 million annually, more than half of which will be used to beef up the sports and business pages.
''When I got here in 1985,'' said Tom Shroder, the executive editor of Tropic, ''I was told, 'You're taking a job at a place that might not be here six months from now.' ''
Today former Tropic editor Shroder - who joined the Washington Post after leaving the Herald - announced he's taking a buyout offer from the Washington Post, where he was editor of the Washington Post Magazine.

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