Mark Glaser (PBS MediaShift): Traditional Journalism Job Cuts Countered by Digital Additions. If you follow the world of traditional journalism, you can’t help but notice the seemingly constant stream of layoffs and buyouts at news organizations. But media observers don’t often emphasize the flip side: As newspapers and broadcasters slice their senior-level workforce, they are also quietly building their digital and online teams.
That’s not all. There’s never been a better time to be a media entrepreneur.
The gloom and doom may not be overstated for the traditional business model and methods. But the world, as usual, is more complex than the bad news suggests.