In a letter to Jim Romenesko's blog, Lopez says:
- "Since KR's demise, other companies have and are studying the concept. In fact, MediaNews is already proving that each individual newsroom doesn't need a copy desk. Its East Bay operations are set up around the notion that copy editing functions can be to an extent centralized within a cluster of newspapers. Multi-media companies like MediaNews will continue find cost efficiencies as they centralize the production of both print products and online operations."