The message is crossposted from ADS-L (with permission). I've praised Nathan Bierma's column on this blog several times as one of the few reliable major media sources dealing with language. Hard to believe that it's threatened. Drop the Tribune a line if you can, and speak up for informed discussion of language in leading newspapers.
Sender: American Dialect Society <ADS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Poster: Nathan Bierma <nbierm65@CALVIN.EDU>
Subject: future of "On Language"
My previously weekly "On Language" column (www.nbierma.com/language) has been appearing erratically in the Chicago Tribune over the last few weeks. Reduced space in the Tempo section has forced the editors to eliminate some content, including a few regular features. The Tribune is now deciding whether to continue to run "On Language" at all.
If you think my column is worth having around as one soldier in the fight against linguistic misinformation and prescriptivist scolding in the public forum, and would like to send a message of support to the Tribune editors, please e-mail email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com.