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  1. #1 Study: Shrinking Quality In Newsrooms Hurting Papers' !" 
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    Study: Shrinking Newsrooms Hurting Papers' Quality


    "Now Here Is A Funny Line :

    Editors feel torn between the advantages the Web offers and the energy it consumes to produce material often of limited or even questionable value," the study said."

    NEW YORK — The many and deepening cuts at newspapers across the country are starting to take a toll on their content, according to a study being released Monday. The challenge newspapers must meet immediately is to find more revenue on the Internet, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism's study, called "The Changing Newsroom: What is Being Gained and What is Being Lost in America's Daily Newspapers."

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    One wonders if all that hiring in the name of diversity is now catching up with the liberals that run newspapers. It wasn't the quality of the reporter that was important 10 years ago but the color of their skin. Instead of a social experiment, papers should have stuck to their core business of reporting news. Diversity, another name for a filed business model.

    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g...DlQCgD9220UL80
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    Thousands of newspaper jobs go in US midsummer massacre

    "Notice The Press Gazette is foreign Paper.Not a Word In The U.S. Press !"

    In the past two months almost 4,000 jobs have vanished at US newspapers. The lay offs - including many editorial positions - have ranged from the Honolulu Advertiser to the Hollywood Reporter to the Baltimore Sun.

    Even the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal have not escaped. It's been dubbed The Midsummer Massacre.

    One of the earliest casualties was The Tampa Tribune in Florida which, along with its sister broadcasting station, lost 110 positions, almost ten per cent of its staff, including at least 50 in the newsroom.
    http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/story....code=41732&c=1

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    OK--now we need to see some papers fold or get transformed into bland advertising vehicles. I'll welcome the day when the NYT looks a lot like the PennySaver.
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    The NYT FishWrap, !
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    US newspapers have no figured out the internet yet, nor are they likely to. Thier day is over, reworking AP stories is lame, pretending to be the arbiter and mover of the local town is long gone with access.

    Newspapers are predicated on print and the ad revenue, they staff for that and it doesn't make sense now - they are bad investments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    [SIZE="3"] Thousands of newspaper jobs go in US midsummer massacre
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    OK--now we need to see some papers fold or get transformed into bland advertising vehicles. I'll welcome the day when the NYT looks a lot like the PennySaver.
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    The NYT FishWrap, !
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    I can just imagine the headlines:

    • Economy Slows As Supermarket Drops Prices
    • Expanded Auto Ads on Page 6, Republican Energy Policies to Blame
    • 2 For 1 Sale at Academy Sporting Goods as Gun-Related Violence Escalates
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