Reaches Out to Laid Off Journos

We don’t know if this is comforting or uhm…kind of scary sad that laid off journalists are a big enough demo for a company to reach out to. Eep.

But we love that the press release mentions our old pal Erica Smith who maintains Paper Cuts and so we have dubbed her “The Newsroom Angel of Death.”

Here’s the release:

Recognizing the contributions of journalists to the American way of life,, a remote technology service company that makes owning and maintaining technology pain-free, is offering unemployed members of the media across the U.S. three free months of remote PC service to ensure they can maintain the tools of their trade as they look for new jobs or set up freelance work.

According to PaperCuts, a journalist-penned website which documents US newspaper job losses and closures, over 10,000 journalism jobs have been lost to either layoff or buyout since the beginning of 2009 alone. And that number is expected to keep growing.

“Nearly every sector of the US job force has been impacted by the recession, including the media who rely heavily on their technology running optimally and efficiently to help them get through the tough times, while continuing to make important contributions to the American dialogue,” said Anthony Rodio, COO at “We’re pleased to offer them the support they need during these difficult, transitional times.”

Calling All Media in Transition

To take advantage of this offer, unemployed journalists should e-mail a link of a recent clip to between now and August 31, 2009, to get a code good for three free months of services. The code may be redeemed at

About, a leading provider of remote technology services, wants to fundamentally change the way people fix technology problems. Previously, a computer meltdown meant pleading phone calls to tech-savvy friends and family, a trip to the computer store or a long wait for a technician to arrive.’s suite of tools allows for a qualified Solutions Engineer to diagnose and repair most technology problems quickly over the phone, typically for less than the cost of in-store or in-home service. Additionally,’s services can happen while you watch, so they are ideal for people who are concerned about privacy and security.

The company behind is SupportSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRT). SupportSoft, the SupportMan Logo and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SupportSoft, Inc. or its affiliates in the US and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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