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AP President: Job cuts coming...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Guerrillascribe, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    glug, glug.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    ummm, ok.
  3. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    With everybody cutting and nobody hiring ... this business is dead. Wait we already knew that.
    How can any journalism school be open next year? What fool would major in journalism? My god.
  4. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Oh, God. Myopia is blinding.
    What about real estate, financial advisory, banking, investing, business management, restaurants, anything retail, trading, home investment or building, commercial arms, research and development and the auto industry and the ten-of-thousands of subcontractors? Many states are laying off teachers and administrators.
  5. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    I'm not sure I get your point about myopia. If someone on this thread suggested this is the only industry in trouble, I didn't see it. Help me out -- what am I missing? Fredrick may have been a little over the top about journalism schools, but I'm not sure what prompted you to talk about the blinding effects of myopia. This is a journalism board, so by nature news of this kind will be discussed within that context.

    Not trying to be a jerk. Just not sure I understand your point.
  6. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    AP just advertised and filled (I'm told) a new spot for a mini-bureau in San Antonio.
    Apparently a Dallas-bureau person is going to, or has already filled it.
    That's one job created, it would seem.
  7. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Sell drugs.

    The illegal kind.
  8. joe

    joe Active Member

    Don't say nothing about no cocaine or no freebase.

    'Less you got some.
  9. Wow, I know two people from AP who had recently bragged to me about their "job security." So much for that...
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Yeah, I would have thought they were just about the only ones who were safe... Go figure...
  11. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Nor was I.
    Point being, perhaps sloppily, if institutions are to shutter journalism classes (even in hyperbole) they can keep on going. There are industries dying at a faster rate.

    Here is a list of retail closures in the last three quarters. As you scroll down the list, you'll see much of newspaper revenue closing, too. Our revenue is tied to the functionality of the economy even in the best of times. Our revenue failure is the end game, not a symptom.
    Staying away from the intangibles of journalism...The effects are felt elsewhere, more than likely on a much grander scales.

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