Traditional media swamped by massive layoffs

From John Nolte at Breitbart:

We will start with the Denver Post, which announced Thursday that, between April 9 and July 1, 30 jobs will be cut from its newsroom. That is a massive 30 percent cut of its current staff of 100 journalists. Just 10 years ago according to the far-left Washington Post, the Denver Post employed 600 journalists. That is close to a 90 percent reduction in only a decade.

Just a few hours later we learned that another wave of surprise layoffs hit the Chicago Tribune. Fourteen newsroom staffers were let go in that publication’s second round of layoffs in less than six months. Back in October more than a dozen were let go. Roger Federer reports that “Further cuts are expected as the newspaper prepares to leave Tribune Tower for smaller space at Prudential Plaza.” More.

Reality check: The reality is that, good or bad, the traditional media do not matter anymore except as nattering shills for progressive causes. In Canada, they will be supported by the government to blend in with straightforward government PR. The Americans may be able to avoid that.

See also: Bill Maher trashes dying traditional media over fake news

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