At 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.
So the bad news is, after 25 years I’m out at the Daily News. The good news? I will never have to cover the MTV… http://t.co/KqJMCBNnsA
— Jim Farber (@JimFarberMusic) September 18, 2015
Maybe the most heartless cut of all: Daily News culture critic David Hinckley, who did it all with class and made it look easy.
— Tom Robbins (@tommy_robb) September 18, 2015
Glad my final story as a staffer at the NY Daily News is about such an awesomely inspiring film. http://t.co/pqvkI0M4hK
— Justin R Silverman (@justinrocket) September 17, 2015
Want to thank my Daily News colleagues for their extraordinary “exit velo” they showed to me in the newsroom today, truly overwhelmed.
— Bill Madden (@BillMaddenNYDN) September 18, 2015
— Ellen Tumposky (@ellentumposky) September 16, 2015
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