Miami Herald Pulls Plug TV Beat Writer

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Newspaper TV critics are getting harder and harder to find as papers scale back on coverage of TV.

The latest paper to ditch the TV beat is the Miami Herald. Veteran Reporter Glenn Garvin has been taken off the TV beat and moved to local news reporting, with a transportation sub-beat. Garvin, who was the Herald’s TV critic for 12 years, tells Jim Romenesko that the McClatchy paper will now rely on wire copy for TV coverage.

“This isn’t an easy change to make, but it is an important one,” Herald managing editor Rick Hirsh writes in a memo. “We believe Glenn can bring energy and breadth to our daily report as we try to shift resources to coverage areas people can’t get from other national and local sources.”