May 26, 2009

Gannett Blog to close up shop

Jim Hopkins of Gannett Blog said he will stop writing about the turmoil of the Gannett newspaper and put the blog in deep freeze come October. Hopkins, a former reporter and editor at USA Today, cited the psychological toll - he's headed to Ibiza:
[T]he tone of comments shifted in December -- for entirely understandable reasons. Many of Gannett's 41,500 employees came to understand what was taking place in the company. They are now fear-filled, desperate, angry -- even suicidal, on occasion. Blogging can be very stressful, of course. Now, I'm finding it may be psychologically harmful, too.

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