What Happens to Laid Off Journalists?
Roy Greenslade reports on some chilling research into the employment fate of redundant newspaper journalists in the US:
An American Journalism Review article asks: Is there life after newspapers? To that end, it conducted a survey of journalists on US papers who left their jobs between 1999 and 2007. And here’s the killer fact: only 6% have since found other newspaper work.
“The rest are doing everything from public relations to teaching to driving a bus and clerking in a liquor store,” says the writer, Robert Hodierne. And they are earning less.
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Some Good Reading About The Future of News Paid Members Public
Good stuff I’ve read recently, haven’t linked to yet, but don’t have much to add to right now: * The Nichepaper Manifesto [http://blogs.harvardbusiness.org/haque/2009/07/the_nichepaper_manifesto.html] – an articulate and well argued guide to how niche publishing might looks going forwards. * Media