"Stop the presses," is happening with greater frequency.
Newspaper shuttering, triggered by drops in circulation and advertising revenue, resulted in a steep decline in newspaper jobs, down 60 percent since 1990, noted Grumpy Editor.
Bureau of Labor statistics data show employment on newspapers dropped to about 183,000 in March from 458,000 in 1990.
Also hit, but to a lesser extent, was over-the-air radio broadcasting where employment declined 27 percent since 1990.
However, employment in internet publishing and online broadcasting over the same period increased to about 198,000 from about 30,000.
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A new policy involving tattoos in the Marine Corps produced 32 pages of regulations and glossaries, as guidance to make sure skin art is acceptable to the brass.... Behind the headlines? The Washington Post suggested it may change its drug policy --- to stop testing staffers for marijuana use...Seems every time the Dow Jones Industrials pass the 18,000 mark --- as happened again last week --- the numbers tumble in later trading sessions...A U.S. district judge put on hold San Francisco's plan to put health warnings on ads for soft drinks with sugar. The American Beverage Assn. cheered the ruling...Another U.S. submarine leaves the fleet. The USS Houston, a 362-foot-long Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine commissioned in 1982, was on its way to Bremerton, Wash., where it is scheduled for decommission on Aug. 26...An advertising business probe found rebates and other non-transparent practices are “pervasive” in the U.S., reported The Wall Street Journal.
Live action ---
Telemundo reporter Iris Delgado was slapped in the face and bashed in the head by a woman (saying “excuse me, excuse me”) during a live TV broadcast outside City Hall in Philadelphia.
The reporter is taking time off to recover.