Starting today, you'll be seeing posts around the blogosphere from the Television Critics Association summer press tour in California. But you won't find them here ...
The people who have the final say on such matters have decided not to send me this year, ending a summer tour run that began in 1984. I don't agree with the decision, of course. But, as should be evident from regular reading of Romenesko, these are tough times for newspapers, and hard decisions are being made all over the place.
I still have a job, and one that I like. As much as I will miss the tour's newsgathering opportunities and the chance to see old friends, I am enjoying the idea of a July where I get to home at night.
And, even without the tour, we should have plenty of things to talk about.