The Media: Another Funeral in Philadelphia
They had another funeral at the once mighty Philadelphia Inquirer this week, this time the layoffs of 71 reporters and editors.
I worked 21 years for the Inkyâ€™s rival, the Philadelphia Daily News, but my heart is just as broken as if I had lost a dear friend â€“ or in this case nearly six dozen of them.
Joe Gandelman, the maestro of this fine blog, can relate. Joe also toiled for Knight Ridder, the newspaper chain that owned the Inky and News until it lost its mojo, and has recently learned that one of his best friends, a publisher for another major chain, is again looking for work.
This is yet another manifestation of the sea changes roiling the newspaper business because of outside forces, as well as the failure of newspapers themselves to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
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