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Posted Sun Jan 13 2013: from Andrew Revkin, in the New York Times:
The Changing Newsroom Environment
What's happening in the paper's newsroom (and much more so in other newsrooms!) is not specific to the environment. As today's post noted, the religion and education desks have had a smilar fate. Revenues for conventional news operations are bound to keep shrinking. The best view of how this plays out may well be the documentary "Page One: Inside The New York Times," which chronicles a pivotal year, 2009, when 100 newsroom positions were eliminated (I took a buyout at the end of that year and write on a contract through the Op-Ed desk now). Thirty more positions are being eliminated now. These background financial pressures, building around the industry the same way that heat-trapping greenhouse gases are building in the atmosphere, are what will erode the ability of today's media to dissect and explain the causes and consequences of environmental change and the suite of possible responses....
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