New name, old tricks at Postmedia

So, CanWest cut 797 jobs last year, reducing their workforce to about 5,500. The “new” Postmedia is carrying on the tradition, whacking about 220 jobs this year. Will the last person to leave please put out the lights? How about firing all the executive suite, and all the really big salaries, instead of the lowly paid reporters and ad salesman?

Toronto Star/CP, Sept. 3 2010

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Bailout packages for laid off journalists: free blogs

The New York Times reports that a blogging service is offering free services, including tech support, to laid off US journalists (which, given the state of media in the States, is a very large group.) With thanks to Bob Langlois for spotting this.

New York Times, Nov. 23 2008