Newspaper journalist layoffs at MN


69 Journalists at MN to be laid off
According to this story in Valleywag:

The Merc’s been losing classified revenue to online competitors, primarily Craigslist. The newspaper’s been through three owners in the last year, being passed from Knight-Ridder, to McClatchy, and then onto MediaNews, which owns the Oakland Tribune and other Bay Area newspapers. To think that, once upon a time, it seemed as though the Merc would translate its print monopoly in Silicon Valley into a power in online tech news coverage. This is how the dream ends.


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