Detroit Now Home To Collapsing Newspaper Industry, Too
Throughout 2008 we have relied on our belovedDetroit Free Press for exactly two things: transcripts of former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's fantastically erotic text messages, and blow-by-blow chronicles of the downfall of our once-proud American auto industry. Now the noble Freep and the other Detroit paper, The Detroit News, must fire some people and scale back their home delivery days because of the DEATH OF PRINT.
So sad, this tragic tubercular waning of a once-proud American enterprise! The good news is that the Free Press and News will not be laying off any newsroom staff -- so they say -- so the people they let go will probably be, hmm, the people who print the papers that will only be delivered three days a week now? Fortunately, all those laid-off press operators will be able to find work...uh....not building cars! They can be New Media Web Masters instead, or start writing porn for cell phones. It's a growth industry.
Union: Detroit Papers Plan Job Cuts, Less Delivery [ClickOnDetroit]
Detroit Free Press and News redirect staff, resources to digital delivery of news [Detroit Free Press]