The Only Way for Journalists to Survive the Recession May be to Write About It

Let’s focus on the positive. We told you the other day that there would be no new layoffs at the NYT according to executive editor Bill Keller. Happy Days! Of course, Keller tells the NYO that this inevitably means they will have to be more “selective” in their hiring (and judging from this mornings newsfeed they will have plenty ‘o applicants to choose from). However! At least one section seems to be profiting from the economic downturn that appears to be spelling the demise of just about everything: Business Day. Per CEO Janet Robinson:

In the coming months, will expand its Small Business, Personal Technology, and Your Money sections, introduce more journalists, deepen coverage in its DealBook franchise and continue to add more tools and multimedia features.

Financial Crisis is the new election season!