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On The Menu: Taking A Look Back At The Year In Media Jobs

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The Primetime Emmys were the biggest news of the day on today’s media- bistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, along with talk about the rapidly growing number of media jobs lost over the past year and the Google book settlement.

Hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven talked about last night’s award show and its biggest winners, “30 Rock” and “Mad Men,” two shows based in the media world of network television and advertising.

Matt and Jason also discussed today’s report in Editor & Publisher that revealed that journalists have been losing their jobs at three times the rate of the average worker. “It’s not just journalists,” who are affected by the recent recession, Matt pointed out. “It’s the entire print industry.”

According to the report, 35,885 news media jobs have been lost since September 15, 2008, with the majority — 24,511 — falling in newspaper and print journalism industry. But is this a new trend? Matt doesn’t think so. “I imagine if you look back to 2005 or 2004, you would see the trend beginning maybe back then,” he said. “Maybe on a smaller scale, but the writing is certainly on the wall for a lot of publications.”

Also discussed: why the FCC has asked a federal court judge to reject the Google books settlement and the implications of the settlement being approved or rejected.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

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