I can testify from experience that one of the surprises about trying to launch a new newspaper in these United States is the bizarre pre-emptive abuse you'll receive from the people who should theoretically be happiest about it: journalism professors and media critics. Today's example—Richard Hendrickson, assistant professor of communications at John Carroll University, heaping scorn on a The New Cleveland Press, a new broadsheet aimed at readers 50 and over, launched by a dreamer named Randy Nyerges.
"Like a lot of people who want to start a newspaper, he seems to be full of himself," Hendrickson said. [?]
"The op-ed pages are nothing more than a Web log in print. The font's too big. [Readers 50 and older] do have glasses."
As is often the case, these criticisms just make me want to read the paper more. [Link via Romenesko]