HOT BLAST: The 'de-newspapering' of America, and why it stinks
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The de-newspaperization of America is finally catching up with the de-industrialization of America. Newsroom jobs, especially decent paying ones, are vanishing everywhere -- thanks to the shrinking number of print readers and the fact that digital advertising can't fully support digital journalism. But the job losses seem to be coming faster -- and the effect on the fabric of already struggling communities is far greater -- in the rusty, rotting-factory cities of older America.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/The-de-newspaperization-of-America.html#duYEmxyrItCu7JIQ.9

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The newspaper industry is like nearly all others in the United States: Changing times and economic difficulties are forcing industry leaders to make serious decisions.

It's well documented that a large number of American newspapers, particularly those in big cities, have gutted their newsroom staffs and reduced the number of publishing and home-delivery days as a method to stem the economic losses and deal with the advent of online journalism. (The Star's parent company, Consolidated Publishing Co., hasn't been immune to these economic changes.)

This week, the Cleveland Plain Dealer became the latest U.S. newspaper to gut its staff. Fifty or so newsroom employees -- a third of the staff -- were told they were being let go. Compare that to what's happened in Los Angeles, Portland and New Jersey recently, not to mention last year's cuts and delivery changes in some of Alabama's largest newspapers. The trend isn't going away. A blog on Philly.com is an excellent read on this issue.

Meanwhile, there is the Orange County (Calif.) Register, which is making headlines for its approach. Instead of cutting and gutting, its owners and editors are adding -- to the staff, to the content, to the product. Their approach is getting attention because it's both trend-bucking and it's working.

As The Guardian newspaper in England wrote, "The (California) paper's ambitious expansion and defiance of conventional wisdom has cheered and baffled the industry. Is it for real? Is there a magic formula to avert cutbacks and slumping circulation?"

The de-newspaperization of America is finally catching up with the de-industrialization of America. Newsroom jobs, especially decent paying ones, are vanishing everywhere -- thanks to the shrinking number of print readers and the fact that digital advertising can't fully support digital journalism. But the job losses seem to be coming faster -- and the effect on the fabric of already struggling communities is far greater -- in the rusty, rotting-factory cities of older America.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/The-de-newspaperization-of-America.html#duYEmxyrItCu7JIQ.99
The de-newspaperization of America is finally catching up with the de-industrialization of America. Newsroom jobs, especially decent paying ones, are vanishing everywhere -- thanks to the shrinking number of print readers and the fact that digital advertising can't fully support digital journalism. But the job losses seem to be coming faster -- and the effect on the fabric of already struggling communities is far greater -- in the rusty, rotting-factory cities of older America.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/The-de-newspaperization-of-America.html#duYEmxyrItCu7JIQ.99
de-newspaperization of America is finally catching up with the de-industrialization of America. Newsroom jobs, especially decent paying ones, are vanishing everywhere -- thanks to the shrinking number of print readers and the fact that digital advertising can't fully support digital journalism. But the job losses seem to be coming faster -- and the effect on the fabric of already struggling communities is far greater -- in the rusty, rotting-factory cities of older America.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/The-de-newspaperization-of-America.html#duYEmxyrItCu7JIQ.99
de-newspaperization of America is finally catching up with the de-industrialization of America. Newsroom jobs, especially decent paying ones, are vanishing everywhere -- thanks to the shrinking number of print readers and the fact that digital advertising can't fully support digital journalism. But the job losses seem to be coming faster -- and the effect on the fabric of already struggling communities is far greater -- in the rusty, rotting-factory cities of older America.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/The-de-newspaperization-of-America.html#duYEmxyrItCu7JIQ.99
de-newspaperization of America is finally catching up with the de-industrialization of America. Newsroom jobs, especially decent paying ones, are vanishing everywhere -- thanks to the shrinking number of print readers and the fact that digital advertising can't fully support digital journalism. But the job losses seem to be coming faster -- and the effect on the fabric of already struggling communities is far greater -- in the rusty, rotting-factory cities of older America.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/The-de-newspaperization-of-America.html#duYEmxyrItCu7JIQ.99
de-newspaperization of America is finally catching up with the de-industrialization of America. Newsroom jobs, especially decent paying ones, are vanishing everywhere -- thanks to the shrinking number of print readers and the fact that digital advertising can't fully support digital journalism. But the job losses seem to be coming faster -- and the effect on the fabric of already struggling communities is far greater -- in the rusty, rotting-factory cities of older America.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/The-de-newspaperization-of-America.html#duYEmxyrItCu7JIQ.99
de-newspaperization of America is finally catching up with the de-industrialization of America. Newsroom jobs, especially decent paying ones, are vanishing everywhere -- thanks to the shrinking number of print readers and the fact that digital advertising can't fully support digital journalism. But the job losses seem to be coming faster -- and the effect on the fabric of already struggling communities is far greater -- in the rusty, rotting-factory cities of older America.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/The-de-newspaperization-of-America.html#duYEmxyrItCu7JIQ.99
de-newspaperization of America is finally catching up with the de-industrialization of America. Newsroom jobs, especially decent paying ones, are vanishing everywhere -- thanks to the shrinking number of print readers and the fact that digital advertising can't fully support digital journalism. But the job losses seem to be coming faster -- and the effect on the fabric of already struggling communities is far greater -- in the rusty, rotting-factory cities of older America.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/The-de-newspaperization-of-America.html#duYEmxyrItCu7JIQ.99
de-newspaperization of America is finally catching up with the de-industrialization of America. Newsroom jobs, especially decent paying ones, are vanishing everywhere -- thanks to the shrinking number of print readers and the fact that digital advertising can't fully support digital journalism. But the job losses seem to be coming faster -- and the effect on the fabric of already struggling communities is far greater -- in the rusty, rotting-factory cities of older America.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/The-de-newspaperization-of-America.html#duYEmxyrItCu7JIQ.99
de-newspaperization of America is finally catching up with the de-industrialization of America. Newsroom jobs, especially decent paying ones, are vanishing everywhere -- thanks to the shrinking number of print readers and the fact that digital advertising can't fully support digital journalism. But the job losses seem to be coming faster -- and the effect on the fabric of already struggling communities is far greater -- in the rusty, rotting-factory cities of older America.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/The-de-newspaperization-of-America.html#duYEmxyrItCu7JIQ.99


-- Phillip Tutor

The de-newspaperization of America is finally catching up with the de-industrialization of America. Newsroom jobs, especially decent paying ones, are vanishing everywhere -- thanks to the shrinking number of print readers and the fact that digital advertising can't fully support digital journalism. But the job losses seem to be coming faster -- and the effect on the fabric of already struggling communities is far greater -- in the rusty, rotting-factory cities of older America.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/The-de-newspaperization-of-America.html#duYEmxyrItCu7JIQ.99The paper's ambitious expansion and defiance of conventional wisdom has cheered and baffled the industry. Is it for real? Is there a magic formula to avert cutbacks and slumping circulation?The paper's ambitious expansion and defiance of conventional wisdom has cheered and baffled the industry. Is it for real? Is there a magic formula to avert cutbacks and slumping circulation?The paper's ambitious expansion and defiance of conventional wisdom has cheered and baffled the industry. Is it for real? Is there a magic formula to avert cutbacks and slumping circulation?
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