My ol’ newspaper, the Lincoln Journal Star, and other Lee Enterprise properties may be facing financial troubles as the parent organization, Lee Enterprises of Davenport, Iowa, is said to be “burning furniture to stay alive.”
I’m not surprised and I’m happy I got out when I did 14 years ago. I guess I could see the writing on the wall. Like other media chains, the focus seemed to be more on the bottom line rather than doing good journalism. But I am saddened. Here’s hoping that Lee’s demise is greatly exaggerated, or that the Journal Star continues to publish.