Media Signs of the Times
posted by April 7 at 14:05 PMon
The series of unfortunate events:
The Times announces 200 layoffs, “due to the continued and increased loss of traditional newspaper revenue.”
They don’t post their announcement online. So we throw up some posts, which get linked at Romenesko, the Poynter institute’s media blog, driving web traffic about the story, which people want to read, to us.
It’s hard to write this without sounding like I’m kicking the corpseófor what it’s worth, as a prematurely old man, I’m deeply dismayed by the twilight of the print newspaper.
But that twilight cannot be denied.
UPDATE: You can read the story the Times posted online this afternoon here.