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Ex-editor John Bowman rips MediaNews

San Jose State professor John McManus has posted an interview with former San Mateo County Times executive editor John Bowman (pictured), who quit two weeks ago over budget cuts that have reduced local news coverage by that MediaNews paper.

“They’re way past the point of diminishing returns, of penny-wise and pound-foolish,” Bowman says of MediaNews, the chain headed by Dean Singleton.

Points Bowman makes include:

The inteview concludes with this quote from Bowman: “The newspaper business I got involved in, some say it’s dying. I say it’s dead. The last 10 years of my career has been hospice care.” [Previous coverage: Press Club, June 1 — Bowman resigns] (Photo credit: Grade the News)

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