Friday, April 4, 2014

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The New Jersey Star-Ledger is the largest news gathering organization in the state, with a linage back to 1832.


They’ve won three Pulitzer prizes for investigation and reporting.

But the Star-Ledger is on track to lose $19million this year.

Last July they sold their Newark headquarters to hang on.


In 2008 they laid off 40% of their newsroom.

This past January they laid off another 18 reporters.

Yesterday they layed off 40 more, dropping their news staff of 350 to one hundred editors, photographers and reporters.

Digital natives don’t pay for news reporting.

FaceBook doesn’t actually gather news, 
but that’s where folks invest their time today.


But don't worry.


No one will miss accurate reporting of the world’s events.

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