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The death watch

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Tom Petty, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    instead of mucking up the gannett thread, i wanted to ask: how many folks have been cut from our profession this year and in the past two years?

    are there any estimates out there?
  2. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Let me pour myself a stiff drink before someone posts a number, OK?
  3. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

  4. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    It truly is a death watch, hastened by the rise of the unprofitable Internet.
  5. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    that's fair. i poured one after reading through the gannett thread.
  6. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    wow. 2,400 in the last year? that's nuts.
  7. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

  8. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    in 2007. 2008 will smash that number.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I believe it's already more than 3,000 this year.
    Not quite the equivalent of Citi Group's 50,000!
  10. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    From Cadet's site ...

    2008 total: 14,061+ jobs

    Drink now, don't stop.
  11. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    14,061 and Gannett isn't done yet.
    Holy shit!
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    jay - your 2007 numbers come from newsroom cuts. cadet's 2008 numbers are overall newspaper cuts, correct?
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