A rare newspaper with growing readership stifled by owner
Universal desk editor (Former Employee) – The Villages, FL – March 29, 2014
This company offered raises, promotions and the latest in technology thanks to its readers -- you're serving a giant retirement community and they still read newspapers.
Ultimately, however, it wasn't a newspaper at all in the truest sense. The developer of the retirement community also owned the newspaper, so we couldn't report on drought conditions, the toll the community was taking on the water table, the rampant spreading of STDs, and a number of other things. It was like Pleasantville.
Also the management had little to no experience as journalists and played favorites with staff.