RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Is Rupert Murdoch a modern day Attila the Hun or Media Pioneer?
Murdoch’s $5 billion deal to take over the Wall Street Journal is creating a lot of fear and anger among some journalists.
I almost worked for Murdoch once.
Twenty-five years ago I went to work for the Buffalo Courier Express.
Four days after I started, the newspaper announced it would close. Now that’s having an impact.
Murdoch offered to buy ithe newspaper. However the deal required major changes, including a one third cut in employees.
The paper’s unions said no, and a few weeks later the paper shut its doors.
A recent story in Buffalo reported that some Courier Express veterans are proud that they said no to Rupert.
That’s too bad. Murdoch just might have saved it.
I wish he had gotten a chance
After all, I wasn’t even in town long enough to see Niagara Falls.