Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Quebecor’s sweeping job cuts highlight newspaper industry’s stark reality

Excellent analytical piece on newspapers' problems by te NatPost's Jamie Sturgeon:

The stark economic reality presently facing the newspaper industry was made all too apparent for hundreds of staff members across Sun Media Corp.’s national operations Tuesday, as parent Quebecor Media Inc. announced sweeping job cuts.
Gone are 500 positions or 8.8% of the Quebecor news unit’s workforce, affecting both unionized and non-unionized ranks, from advertising sales personnel to circulation workers to members of scores of newsrooms — some of whom have worked for decades creating the stories that helped define their cities, towns and communities.
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