Friday, December 2, 2011

I Don't Think Douglas Britt/Devon Britt-Darby Wants His Old Job Back

"[The Houston Chronicle] strategy for print involves deliberately shrinking its readership by jacking up the cost and trimming the physical size of the paper — by seven percent with the most recent cut. Luring readers back with quality isn’t even on the table." (from "Come See and Be Seen With Me," Reliable Narratives)



  1. Well, for the first time I'm reading his writings with some interest ... if not solely for the content and more in respect for his courage. His reaction to the Art Guys' plant seems to me both valid and hyperbolic. I'm more interested in the inside view of the whorish and power-warped, in print and museum.

    Thanks for covering.

  2. My guess--and it's just a guess--is that they won't replace him but instead force some other over-worked reporter to cover society (Dale Lezon?)and farm out the art reviews to freelancers. That way, they have one less employee to pay benefits for.

  3. yeah i was thinking they may make Lindsey Love do it since Douglass had to do Society stuff as well

  4. Despite what I wrote above, I just heard through the grapevine that they are actually looking for a new full-time replacement for Britt.