Wait, Wasn't The Internet Killing Journalism?

from the apparently-not... dept

Yet another data point to suggest the predicted "death of journalism" that we keep hearing from the old school newspaper guys is a bit overblown, online news publisher Talking Points Memo has just announced that it's hiring seven new editorial staff. No, of course that doesn't replace all of the jobs lost at newspapers, but it does suggest that online news organizations are figuring out ways to make money and to grow.
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    Anonymous Poster, 30 Jun 2009 @ 9:14pm

    Cue newspaper defenders in 3...2...1...

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