Stay Away from Layoff Stories
from the news-is-news dept
An article in Salon urges the press to stop reporting all these stories about layoffs at dot coms because they’re not really newsworthy. They are just stories about companies that have been throwing away money for a while and are finally be forced to deal with the consequences. However, the fact is, it is news. People are fascinated by the whole dot com new economy and want to know what’s happening in it. The fact that some companies are having to face the music and can’t rely on just getting even more money is newsworthy. Sure, articles that portray it as the end of the world are just being silly, but these stories are still newsworthy, and lots of people want to read them.