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NPR Announces Cuts: New Depth to Journalism’s Woes

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This is really sad news, because NPR’s non-profit, listener-supported model has been seen as one of the few bright, viable models left in journalism. Some 64 people will lose their jobs and 21 open positions won’t be filled. They’re cutting shows Day to Day  and News and Notes, NPR’s one African-American focused show, led by Baltimore native Farai Chideya.

How will this affect the expensive multi-media training NPR was planning to give all it’s journalists?

It’s been a bad week for journalism. But the news about Tribune’s bankruptcy (my former employer) was far less surprising than NPR’s woes.

Will the 12.5 percent of the nation unemployed and under-employed only continue to rise?

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Written by baltimoregon

December 10, 2008 at 3:30 pm

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  1. This is beyond sad…I thought of you when I heard this news earlier today. Where can a young journalist expect to have a career these days?

    m-i-l

    December 10, 2008 at 6:16 pm


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