Staff protests at Mecom-owned Berliner Zeitung have reached a new creative peak. Journalists have long been unhappy with Mecom's regime, in particular recent job cuts and Josef Depenbrocks dual role as editor-in-chief and managing editor of the title. Yesterday they went to the unusual step of placing this ad in Die Tageszeitung, desperately seeking a “serious” publisher:
The gist of it goes something like this (full text here): ‘Highly motivated daily newspaper staff, which has landed in an unfortunate situation, is looking for new challenges. We can offer committed, thorough and critical staff... high profiled German authors with unique traditions they want to preserve.’ No time to attempt a proper translation right now, but Martin has more on the story in Norwegian here.