Mack opts for Strib buy-out
It's been rumored for weeks; now it's official. Linda Mack, architecture critic for the slumping Star Tribune, has agreed to take the buy-out from the newspaper. She will leave 425 Portland in early June. After leaving her longtime employer, Mack promises not to be idle. "I plan to talk to a lot of people and get involved in efforts to improve the city, as well as keep writing," she says (in an e-mail interview).
Mack recently weighed in on the long simmering Metro Transit buses on Nicollet Mall controversy in this Star Tribune piece.
A Thursday morning update: Mack's departure warranted mention yesterday in Architectural Record. Janet Abrams of the UM Design Institute had this to say about the loss of local architecture reporting in the Star Tribune: “It’s a shame if there isn’t going to be consistent coverage at precisely the time when the Twin Cities are in an ascendant position.”
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