Michael Sigman Decries Newspaper, Magazine Layoffs

It’s nothing we don’t already know, but given the layoffs announced this week at the LAT and the Orange County Register, it’s worth reading Michael Sigman’s words in HuffPo:

Perpetual downsizing and loss of jobs are tragic in any industry, but there’s an extra dimension when it happens to our key sources of news reporting and analysis. On-line media are without a doubt transforming the way we communicate. But how can we hope to prevent future crises if we lose the daily and weekly newspapers and magazines which still produce most of the reporting that forms the backbone of good journalism?