The past few weeks have not been much of an upper for those tracking the health of the news business. More layoffs. New (and increasingly meager) buyouts. And the downsizing strategy that promises to grow ever more popular back at Corporate:
All staffers must reapply for their jobs.
Only the delusional suggest this is a cycle from which we will emerge. Increasingly, editors know this is their reality:
I have fewer people this year than last, and I’ll have fewer still next year.
I remember feeling like this about 15 years ago when my newsroom in Philadelphia was in the midst of its latest “right-sizing.” Looking for a way to recharge my batteries, I asked 12 of my colleagues to join me for lunch and bring stories that reminded them why they did journalism. Read more