McClatchy Co., the newspaper company that owns the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Miami Herald (and many other dailies), announced today that it will cut 1400 jobs in its organization. The cuts are in response to “today’s more competitive media environment.” I know this scares a lot of communication students and recent grads. But, these companies need to remain competitive. The thing they lack is new media expertise. The people who are performing in that area are bound to be safer than those who have ignored it or who have been slow to adopt. They need new people with fresh ideas. Be that person!
One of our TX State grad students Maira Garcia is interning at FW Star-Telegram this summer. Maybe she can comment on the professional climate up there.