Friday, April 25, 2008

Things Are Tough All Over, and Getting Worse

The New York Times braces for its first-ever layoff, according to today's New York Post. Another nail in the coffin of serious journalism.

You know, I've observed that publications in financial trouble seem to inevitably fool around with their layouts, usually for no good reason. The new editor of Business Week notoriously revamped the magazine's layout to disastrous effect, and the Times recently took away one of its scarce news pages for a completely unnecessary expansion of its index.

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