When I ask pointedly if he’s drunk the proverbial Kool-Aid, Stanfield insists that he is “just as much a skeptic as anyone” about the reorganization. But he goes on: “We’re changing the way we do something entirely—and it’s not just a little change.” For some, he says, it’s “cumbersome; for some, intimidating; for others, not possible.” But having worked at eight newspapers in thirteen years, Stanfield says: “I like living in a little turmoil and change.” 


Julia M. Klein is a cultural reporter and critic in Philadelphia and a CJR contributing editor.