Bad Week For Media

To: Ash
From: Crecente
Re: Yup, Yup Aging Keeps On Truckin'


Man, it's been a dire day for media across the board today. Viacom is in the process of laying off 850 people, or about 7 percent of the company's global staff. CNBC is said to be laying off 80, NBC Universal is cutting people, The Arizona Republic, Gannett's second-biggest people, laid off people and the Rocky Mountain News, Colorado's oldest paper and Scripps Howard's biggest paper, is officially up for sale.


Lots of my friends are losing their jobs, or very worried they're about to this week. I'm starting to feel like the entire country is about to start flicking the lights on and off and turn on the classical music.

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Man that sucks. When my contract ran out at my last job at a small magazine, I didn't pursue a renewal because I wanted to move out of the tiny town I lived in and find something bigger and better. Seven months later, I live in a bigger city but still don't have a job. Thankfully, I've got my freelance gigs to lean on and a masters in education that will hopefully get me something...

It still sucks to see the media taking such a hit though. Being a journalist is a lot of fun, I'd hate to have to give it up because of our crappy economy.