Friday, February 15, 2008

New York Times joins the cutting trend

The New York Times today announced that they'll be cutting 100 newsroom jobs.
The cuts will be achieved “by not filling jobs that go vacant, by offering buyouts, and if necessary by layoffs,” the executive editor, Bill Keller, said. The more people who accept buyouts, he said, “the smaller the prospect of layoffs, but we should brace ourselves for the likelihood that there will be some layoffs.”

You don't dig yourself out of a hole, you climb out. All these cuts of news reporters from news organizations only make the problem worse, not better.