The week print journalism continued to die…

In the PR and journalism world, this past week will forever be known as the week that Gannett announced around 2,000 layoffs. Employees of the company were just getting over owners cutting 1,000 jobs a few months earlier when this blow came.  Ten percent of staff at Gannett’s 85 local U.S. publications lost jobs. 

Where will all these journalists go? As I stated in “The journalists are coming,” PR is an obvious option for journalists. Other related positions include copy writing, speech writing or editing manuals for companies. According to the U.S. Labor Department, November had the largest monthly job loss total since Dec. 1974.

Now with these latest cuts, expect the communication job market to become flooded with applicants.

Hopefully people are hiring.

4 Responses to “The week print journalism continued to die…”

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  3. Conrad Hees - December 6th, 2008

    Wow Brian, that is truly upsetting. I hope that your job is safe! Better hustle… 🙂

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  4. admin - December 11th, 2008

    ha thanks Conrad. No need to hustle for me right now….at least I hope my job is safe! haha

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