Aug 11, 2008

Taking stock

Mark Potts at Recovering Journalist has put together a database of recent newspaper cuts and has the stark numbers here. Among his findings: The 100 largest papers in the country have eliminated at least 6,300 jobs in the past year; the Los Angeles Times ranks first in number of people cut, at 350.

Potts adds this unhappy news: More cuts, no doubt, are still to come. Gannett Blog believes a fresh round is coming at that company any day now, and there are rumblings and rumors of cuts at other companies. Many papers that have not made cuts yet this year probably are going to have to do so soon as revenue continues to deteriorate.

1 comment:

Ed Padgett said...


Erica Smith also has a listing of job cuts at Paper Cuts with 7,279 total job cuts in the newspaper industry for 2008.