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Layoff map

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by lantaur, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere (too lazy to try to look it up) ... here's a map someone has done documenting newspaper layoffs this year.

    http://graphicdesignr.net/papercuts/

    (Here's the 2007 map: http://graphicdesignr.net/blog/paper-cuts07/)
     
  2. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Madagascar looks like the place to be.
     
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    4,500 in less than seven months ... damn.

    More than double last year's total and a helluva lot more thumbtacks on the 2008 map.
     
  4. the retirees seem to be taking care of the SW papers ...
     
  5. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    Better economy too. Circulation is creeping downward, but advertising is still fairly solid — at least relative to the two coasts, I would imagine.
     
  6. 2,185 is way low.
     
  7. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    And we're just getting warmed up. It's not even July yet.
     
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I've heard the shit is really going to hit the fan toward the end of this year.
     
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Lawyers, guns and money are on their way.
     
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Apparently, the numbers are going to be so bad this year that the managers are going to purge staff before the end of the year so when the corporate types come calling in early 2009 they can assure them that they're already on top of things and things will be better in 2009.

    What an awful business.
     
  11. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

    A Zevon reference! Here-here!
     
  12. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Why don't I see anything except cities with red dots on that map?
     
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