--2 The print-media economy
         
Sept. 28, 2016

The print-media economy

January 15, 2009, 12:00 am
By Rani Molla


Hey, it's not us.

But damn it if it isn't nerve-wracking.

According to The New York Times, The Gannett Company—America's largest newspaper publishing company—is giving its workers a surprise vacation. One beautiful week at home with their probably unemployed relatives, free and unpaid! The temporary furlough will be conducted in an attempt to stave off layoffs.

How such efforts will affect the dire straits in which print media finds itself—high production costs, less advertising revenue, fewer subscriptions—is unclear. It's also unclear whether this measure means a break from USA today or just an unwanted break from work, you know, a week in which you can't afford to go anywhere or buy anything.

 

comments powered by Disqus
 

Morning Word: Stolen Email Lawsuit Dropped

Morning Word A federal lawsuit filed by several people who had their emails stolen by Jamie Estrada, a former Republican operative who gained control of the Gov. Susana Martinez 2010 web domain, has been dismissed. ... More

Sept. 27, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Newsletters

* indicates required
Choose your newsletter(s):
August 31, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm  
September 7, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller  
August 31, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller  
September 14, 2016 by Steven Hsieh  

@SFReporter on Instagram

 

 
Close
Close
Close