Hundreds of Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald employees, past and present, gathered on the bayfront terrace of One Herald Plaza on Wednesday and lifted glasses of champagne to the newspapers past and its future.
The Miami Herald Media Company is extraordinary for what we do, but its also extraordinary because of the people here, said president and publisher David Landsberg. He also spoke about the newspapers past, noting its 20 Pulitzer Prizes and its future in a new building fully adapted to the digital media age.
The reunion came just a month before the staff is scheduled to move to new headquarters in Doral. The current 50-year-old building will then be demolished by new property owners The Genting Group to make way for a luxury hotel and high-end condominiums.
Youre not just saying goodbye to a building, but saying goodbye to a real tradition in newspapers, said former Herald investigations reporter Lisa Getter, who came from the Washington, D.C. area for the event.