Nov. 2012 email to staffers.
"I can’t tell you exactly how you’ll be getting your news, but I know we’ll be delivering that news. We’ll be here." -Miami Herald Executive Editor Aminda "Mindy" Marqués Gonzalez, quoted in Ocean Drive Magazine.
Deadline Miami blog is dead! Or at the very least, on life support.
Launched early last year, Deadline Miami promised to keep readers "up to date with breaking news, crime reports, traffic tie-ups, the day's weather and links to the top stories across South Florida."
What that usually meant was copying and pasting whatever "top stories" they could find on CBS4.
Here's an email I got last night from a reader:
Go to Deadline Miami. The last story was posted FIVE F**KING DAYS AGO. (Good luck trying to find it on the Herald's website.) Yet the blog describes itself this way “Deadline Miami keeps you up to date with breaking news, crime reports, traffic tie-ups, the day's weather and links to the top stories across South Florida.” But when there’s a shooting near an elementary school that sends terrified kids running from the playground, when thieves steal 5k of hair extensions (with one robber being under 10 years old), when a cop car gets stolen...none of that appears on Deadline Miami. It’s, well, Dead.
R.I.P., Deadline Miami...we hardly knew ye.