Road Signs 04.2008

On Pulitzer Day in the newspaper world, the Seattle Times announced it is slicing nearly 200 persons from its staff, closing two suburban bureaus and ceasing publication of two 30-year-old zone editions. It is the latest in a long list of cities where major newspapers have severely reduced their staff: New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, San Jose and San Francisco are among them. Dow Jones put staff cutbacks at 7 percent overall for the industry as compared with its peak in 2000.

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