With The Carthage Press left in disarray after two years of Buzz Ball at the helm, I have to wonder just how long is The Press going to continue publishing six days a week.
The newspaper has lost 60 percent of its readership over the past decade and has almost no advertising in its Monday edition. GateHouse has made the move already with some of its papers in Kansas.
Despite the problems it has, the shorthanded news staff at The Press has done a remarkable job getting as much local news as it does into the paper.
Whoever replaces Buzz Ball, don't expect any help to be coming to the news department. I would guess Ball will be replaced by someone who can do damage control with the business community and pick up the slack in advertising sales John Hacker and the news staff is unlikely to get much help from the new general manager and knowing how GateHouse Media operates, the chance of any reporters, or even stringers, being hired is zero.