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|Wed, 07-29-2009 - 4:03pm|
Last Thursday the Ann Arbor News, a local Michigan newspaper printed its last paper edition. (Advance Publications, the printer, seems to be offering a print version of something on Thursdays and Fridays.) Ann Arbor News has become digital news, reducing the number of employees of the "paper" from 274 to 25. (Wonder how many of the remaining 25 sell advertising.) When you consider the size of the circulation departments of most print newspapers, you get the idea of many of the people who lost their jobs. Then there are the presses . . . .
Vibe magazine is gone. CNN reports that 48 employees are now out of work. (That doesn't seem too bad unless you are one of the 48.) The New York Times, however, could not confirm the number of unemployed. Now The Source, that hasn't been without money problems of its own, is the sole remaining hip-hop magazine.
Maybe next time you leave your grocery tote bags home when you go to the store you should opt for paper. Besides keeping some paper companies out of deep doo-doo, they're great for recycling your shredded paper.