Words of Wisdom to Professionals in the Shrinking Newspaper Industry

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On the heels of a new report from Ken Doctor of the Nieman Lab on the merger of two of the country’s largest newspaper chains, Gannett and GateHouse Media (owner of the Norwich Bulletin), and the ensuing expected job cuts numbering between 3,400 and 4,000, CT NewsJunkie’s Doug Hardy tweeted the following sage advice:

Doug certainly knows what he’s talking about, having left the Journal Inquirer to help create the successful and well-respected online news website, CT NewsJunkie. Whether you work at the Norwich Bulletin or any other traditional news outlet that could find itself in the midst of layoffs and mergers, Doug is right: best to be prepared to take the opportunity that the void created by the disappearing print media can present. Onward and upward!