The Plain Dealer is a national newspaper, as well as having the feel of a community town-crier. Now it's downsized by about a third. As Cleveland.com reports, today the newspaper laid off 45 reporters, photographers, designers, editors, and clerks. In addition, some in management also got the ax.
As we all know, it will be difficult or impossible for those cut to find comparable jobs. This blog wishes them well.
Growing fields in which they can leverage their skills include public relations, ghostwriting, speechwriting, and scripting for online video.