If there was ever any evidence that the ongoing rise of the blogosphere was having an impact on newspapers as a whole – one needs to look no further than the graphical mashups and information being shared on the blog Paper Cuts:
Paper Cuts notes that in 2007, newspapers cut more than 2,000 jobs in the last seven months alone – while in 2008 so far more than 3,020 newspaper jobs have been cut.
I know I see this in my local Minneapolis Star-Tribune where we’ve seen a significant number of job cuts and staff buyouts/reductions over the last three years – and more are expected.
In fact, if I’m a typical consumer of media – then newspapers are indeed in trouble – because I read several of them online, but only receive a single print paper – the Wall Street Journal.
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