Media Woes Spread at the Speed of Twitter

Site posts updates on industry firings and (less often) hirings
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 15, 2008 11:47 AM CST
A Detroit Free Press and Detroit News newspaper box are shown empty in Detroit, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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(Newser) – The rapid shrinking of the media industry is generating enough news to have a Twitter feed all to itself. The "Themediaisdying" feed, started by a PR firm employee, covers hirings, layoffs, and circulation changes in 140 characters or less, the New York Times reports.

“These sorts of layoffs are unheard-of,” said its anonymous founder. “It’s gotten insane to keep up with who was moving around and changing beats.” The feed has eight contributors and 3,000 subscribers. Click the Twitter link below to see it.