And yet more bad news from the newspaper world made the headlines today.
Guess we shouldn’t be surprised. On the heels of getting new ownership, the San Diego Union-Tribune is cutting 192 positions.
They haven’t said yet what newsroom positions will be eliminated. I hope none of the people I know who are still there are directly affected.
The San Francisco Chronicle is letting people go. The San Francisco Business Times reports that the Chronicle began laying off editorial employees yesterday.
Am I forgetting anybody?
Ah yes. And who knows what’s going to happen to the Boston Globe. The owner is threatening to shut the venerable paper down altogether. And today, Globe publisher, Steven Ainsley, predicted job cuts, of course. Yeah, if your whole paper is in jeopardy, I’d think layoffs are pretty likely.
Why did I decide to go into this field again? Was it the possibility for an endless upward career trajectory? Because if it was, 22-year-old me really should have re-evaluated. Well, at least as a freelancer, I can’t get laid off. I might not get new assignments, true, but at least I won’t have to clean out my desk and take home all my belongings in a white copy paper box.