Laying Off Our Future

There has been much online chatter the last few days about the recent “layoffs” at the Washington Post – especially that two pioneers of the multimedia world were among those let go. Regina McCoombs, at the Poynter Institute, took on the issue in a column today, concluding with this:

Clearly, this is a tough economy, but it seems shortsighted to cut back on multimedia at a time when innovation is more important than ever to our survival. And even more short-sighted to hand the future to those who got us in this spot in the first place.

“Shortsighted” is probably a choice she made to prevent the article from being caught in spam filters as it was forwarded across the world. Anyone want to offer some alternatives?

Mark E. Johnson

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