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June 18, 2008



On the flip side, how about covering the effects of the newspaper industry the way that newspapers cover effects of other industries?

Some questions I'd love to know the answer to:
- How many trees does it take for a year of a daily subscription to the Times?
- What is the carbon footprint of a Sunday delivery for a major metro newspaper?
- What % of newspapers are recycled?
- What % of USA Today copies are only ever seen by the delivery person and the hotel maid who throws it away? (Or hopefully recycles.)

Rachel Stanton

Layoffs are scary but I see a lot of high paying jobs on employment boards -


Dont dwell on the layoff or shrinking newspaper business, look to the future!

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