New York Daily News Sheared by Week of Titanic Layoffs

An insider frames this week's turmoil with some sad, analagous perspective.

ShutterstockTitanicAt the beginning of September, the New York Daily News marked the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the wreckage of the Titanic with a slideshow and more. A scant few weeks later, Titanic talk of a different sort frames the newsroom.

From Keith J. Kelly’s Friday dispatch:

In the past, the paper’s regular downsizings were referred to as “rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.” No more.

“It’s now like it has been ripped in two like the Titanic just before it sank,” said one insider.

The Daily News was founded in 1919, seven years after the RMS Titanic went down. Along with all the layoffs, there is also, per Kelly, this shocking new signpost: as of this weekend, the print edition of the paper no longer has a Business section.

Previously on FishbowlNY:
Daily News Layoffs Continue
Mike Lupica Among Daily News Cuts
Daily News Editor Colin Myler Departs Paper

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@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.