Local television stations provided more hours of weekday news last year despite cutting staff and reducing salaries, according to this report. Print newsrooms are also expecting more from fewer people: U.S. newspapers hacked 5,900 jobs from their newsrooms last year.
In Canada, newspapers are faring better than their American counterparts, according to this Canwest feature. Paid daily circulation is slightly up. In the broadcast sector, CTV’s profits are healthy. Kind of makes you wonder where the profits are going. With the announcement of 24 CTV jobs cut, not to journalists, that’s for sure. We can always do more for less, right?