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Paper Cuts: 2805+ Layoffs in 2010 - Posted December 15, 2010
Well, this is better news: 2010 marked a significant slowdown in the massacre. The n... [FishbowlLA]

Paper Cuts' Erica Smith is on a Week Long Furlough Today - Posted June 14, 2010
Erica Smith is the multimedia producer for the esteemed St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where she also serves as the Foursquare mayor. You know her name because she is the creator and updater of Paper Cuts, a map of layoffs and buyouts at U.S. ... [FishbowlLA]

Attention Journalists: The Hemorrhaging of Newspaper Jobs Has Slowed - Posted May 21, 2010
We're nearly half way through the year and according to the always vigilant Erica Smith we've only lost 1,911 newspaper jobs so far. Compare that to 2009 where we lost 14,783 jobs and 2008 where ... [FishbowlLA]

Paper Cuts Reports Only 1,031 Layoffs So Far This Year - Posted March 1, 2010
We'd like to see a total halt or even a reverse in jobs lost in the newspaper biz, but hey we'll take a slow down. With an average of only 500 layoffs a month so far this year, it's slower. In 2008 it was nearly 16,000 according to ... [FishbowlLA]

Paper Cuts is Finally on Twitter - Posted December 10, 2009
St. Louis journalist, Erica Smith the Newsroom Angel of Death, has been compiling and constantly updating a nifty Google map of all the layoffs in the newspaper biz for the past three years. She calls it fittingly, Paper Cuts. And now she has a Twitter account so you can follow the... [FishbowlLA]

NYT Staffers React To Layoffs - Posted October 20, 2009
When Silicon Alley Insider asked a reporter inside the New York Times newsroom if he knew anyone who would take the buyout, the reporter replied: "Ha! Absolutely not!" So layoffs to reach the 100-staff reduction are likely on their way, and right before Christmas, too. The last day on the payroll... [MediaJobsDaily]

FBLA Interview With Paper Cut's Erica Smith - Posted October 19, 2009
Erica Smith, staffer at St. Louis Post-Dispatch and creator and keeper of the Google Map titled Paper Cuts documenting jobs lost in the newspaper industry, gave us a couple of seconds of her time in the wake of the announcement by... [FishbowlLA] Reaches Out to Laid Off Journos - Posted June 16, 2009
We don't know if this is comforting or uhm...kind of scary sad that laid off journalists are a big enough demo for a company to reach out to. Eep. But we love that the press release mentions our old pal Erica Smith who maintains Paper C... [FishbowlLA]

Erica Smith is Miffed at CNN for Misquoting Her Stats - Posted March 31, 2009
Journo, Erica Smith, whom we've dubbed The Newsroom Angel of Death for her somber vigil of the death of our national print papers. Apparently, her record keeping has gotten pretty popular, we've received press releases with her name dropped in. Now CNN is using her stats...mangling the... [FishbowlLA]

Newspaper Layoffs Hit 6,000 This Year - in March - Mid-March - Posted March 23, 2009
Our Newsroom Angel of Death, Erica Smith, the saint that keeps tabs on you and all your friends losing their jobs and is kind enough to make a nifty google map of it, has informed us that we're accelerating the rate of job losses this year. She writes FBLA: ... [FishbowlLA]

The Copy Editor's Lament: The Layoff Song - Posted March 6, 2009
Erica Smith, dubbed the Newsroom Angel of Death for her Google Map "Paper Cuts". Has sent us this ... [FishbowlLA]

Paper Cuts Hits 1000 for the Year...Already - Posted January 29, 2009
Journo Erica Smith, whom we've dubbed the Newsroom Angel of Death because of her vigil in the form of a Google map of all the jobs lost in the newspaper industry nation wide, has ... [FishbowlLA]

Fewer Local Newspapers Next Year?! - Posted December 3, 2008
A report in E&P suggests that there may be a sharp decline in local newspapers in the next few years...maybe even months. The report goes as far as to say that several cities will have no dailies at all. Chicago Newspaper and newspaper ... [FishbowlLA]

FBLA Checks in with Erica Smith - Posted November 13, 2008
So we caught up with our friend, journalist Erica Smith, whom we have dubbed the Newsroom Angel of Death, because she has watched over the industry as it wheezes and hacks documenting it with a nifty little Google map. Someone has to do it. FBLA: How's... [FishbowlLA]

SF Chron to Lay Off 125 People - Posted August 4, 2008
The newspaper announced it officially on Saturday. We asked our favorite (as if there are others) Newsroom Angel of Death, Erica Smith what she thought of the news. She sent us this email: ... [FishbowlLA]

Good Morning FBLA Readers -- The Touching Side of Lay Offs - Posted July 18, 2008
Erica Smith, the journalist whom we've dubbed the ... [FishbowlLA]