Friday, November 14, 2008

Remember the Death of Journalism?

Well, it's still with us. I woke up to find this in my email box today, courtesy of Mediabistro's Daily Media News Feed:

"Layoffs have started at Entertainment Weekly. One staffer who was laid off today says that there are "across the board" cuts that affect both the magazine and ew.com. Roughly 15 editorial staffers were laid off today, with potentially more coming. So far, no staff meeting has been convened, and staffers are being informed of the bad news on a case-by-case basis. Gawker: National Geographic laid off 13 people on the magazine staff. AdAge: The Economist Group has laid off about a dozen employees in North America. NYP: Doubledown Media, the struggling publisher of Trader Monthly, earlier this week let about a dozen staffers go -- three others were placed on furlough."
(If you click over to the source for the EW information, the New York Observer, it's actually more than 20-25 people at EW.)

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1 comment:

RLewis said...

but your girlfriend is doing her part to keep the media in biz...
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