Here is a link to a spreadsheet pulled together by news librarian Michelle Quigley, showing the organizations and positions cut and positions remaining. It’s a startling and discouraging read.
These suggestions come from Al’s Morning Meeting on Poynter and are worth a look, especially if the story becomes local. Here’s the link:
It’s also useful for Poynter’s links to more pages of information and suggestions.
As many people probably know by now, Google came out with another of its Google Labs features on Monday: a Google News timeline view, which gives users the ability to see and scroll through headlines, photos and news excerpts by day/week/month/year. The sources of this data can also be customized to include not just traditional news sources but also sports scores, blogs, etc. It’s a fascinating way of interpreting the news — not something that is likely going to replace a regular old Google News headline view, but an additional way of looking at things. from NiemanJournalismLab
I read this with interest on Al’s Morning Meeting today because I know of several friends who are having trouble selling their homes in this economy.
I thought this might be a solution for them. But as the post makes clear, it’s a complicated process and difficult to pull off. Not impossible though.
Al’s lists several sites that are swap facilitators, such as:
You can also check out permananet swap listings on CraigsList.
The posting ends with a WSJ article detailing the risks involved with this kind of transaction.
Let’s look at layoff resources first.
Larry Mrazek named a few layoff trackers recently on the NewsLib listserv. There’s:
TechCrunch which focuses mainly on the tech industry
Forbes which tracks America’s 500 largest public companies
Vault which tracks companies world-wide as well as U.S.
GeekMBA360 is a blog that tracks layoffs
ComputerWorld IT Layoff Tracker has been tracking since autumn 2008
This Friday the U.S. Department of Labor will release the latest unemployment figures, and Al’s Morning Meeting on Poynter just posted some great resources for journalists who will be covering this story. Here’s the post.
He’s given us links to various industries and their unemployment rate from the January report, plus he looks at various aspects of that report in regard to race.
He lists some useful charts, such as state-by-state unemployment stats and your local economy at a glance.
Then there’s a valuable discussion on how the government knows who is unemployed….where does it get these numbers, how do they make the count.