Thursday, June 01, 2006

Washington Post Cuts More Staff

The Washington Post is cutting more staff. About 170 people accepted early retirement offers.

Circulation of print newspapers continues to drop as more and more people get their news from online sources like blogs. If the Washington Post wants to cut expenses even further, they should negotiate with DailyKos and the Huffington Post to reprint their blog posts in their paper, or pay their regular bloggers a few bucks for some original content. Most readers probably wouldn't notice the difference in most cases.

My advice for the staffers who left: Go online and create your own job. Sell stuff on eBay. Buy and sell land on Second Life. Start your own blog, make a name for yourself, and get in on a syndication deal so your blog content can appear in newspapers for a fee.

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