Despite how it may seem this blog is not a Sentinel slam party. We are not calling for the Sentinel to cease its existence, but rather to cease its existence as a shoddy paper. The things that are said in this blog are said in hopes of sharing frustration, calling out for change, and calling out the Orlando Sentinel (and its owners) on its current product in hopes that they will take a little notice of the city.
That said, all people posting here want very much to have a local paper and think it would a travesty for the city to be without one. But, we don't want just any scraps of newsprint to call itself our paper. The authors of this blog want a paper that cares about the community enough to investigate, cares about journalism enough to report real news and cares about the residents enough not to insult our intelligence with a tabloid-esque newspaper. We want a real newspaper, one that doesn't place a headline about stiletto heels above its title. (See today's paper)
So, if you share these sentiments and would like to share them in writing here, you are more than welcome to do so. Whether you are a journalist, a former journalist, a subscriber, an ex- subscriber, or anyone who has a few choice words to say about our paper, you are welcome to post here. Simply leave your e-mail address so I can add you to the contributors and then say your piece.