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September 18, 2008 / Toby Dayton

Another High Profile Buyout/Layoff Of A Longtime Journalist

Doonesbury’s Rick Redfern was layed off from the Washington Post this week in another high profile sign that the daily newspaper industry is coming to an end almost as swiftly as the investment banking industry. To add insult to injury, Redfern’s boss suggests that he could use his buyout package to ease the transition to becoming a full-time blogger. As always, Garry Trudeau has perfectly encapsulated in just 4 panels not only the entire demise of the daily newspaper business, but also the tectonics shifts that are taking place in the worlds of media and journalism (not to mention baby-boomers, agism, and disingenuous bosses). Brilliant. And on behalf of the 110 million, Rick, welcome to the club.