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Tracking journalism misery

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Drip, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    If you want to track other people's misery in journalism, check out this site:

  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I didn't think I had to check out any other site besides this one.
  3. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Contrary to the belief of many, this is not a one-stop source for all journalism information. Someone was kind enough to share the site with me and I thought it interesting enough to pass it along. If you can use it good. If you can't, it's still good.
  4. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    That map's depressing as hell. And it doesn't even have everything, such as the Spokane Spokesman-Review laying off 14 newsroom employees last month:


    We (my coworkers and I) used to talk about this stuff all the time pre-2008, but since then there are so many bad signs, we just put blinders on, crank out the pages, and come back the next day. If the door doesn't open or our keycard doesn't work, then we'll know it's our turn.

    I'd like to think most of the people behind the numbers on that map have found work in other fields. I hope they have.
  5. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    only you would want to track the misery of others
  6. Turtle Wexler

    Turtle Wexler Member

    The person who runs this site is a journalist and it's a volunteer effort. If you are aware of layoffs, such as those listed above, send an e-mail to newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. She keeps all tips anonymous.

    I think it's a public service to run that site. I can see where not everyone would want to keep track, but if you ever need that information, it's there.
  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Yup. Former co-worker took the buyout there. And the site is also missing the closing of the Rocky Mountain News in 2009, though the map that year was so cluttered, it's probably easy to miss it.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I remember going to one of those blogs the day I got let go. I think seeing my name listed among the cuts was when it really sank in...
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Time to change the oil on that sarcasm meter, Drip. It's been more than 3000 miles.
  11. Raiders

    Raiders Guest

    The numbers look way out of date for that site, at least for my paper.
  12. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    I, for one, appreciate all the misery Drip has given us.
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