More Media Meltdown

By Megan McArdle

Conde laid off Julian Sanchez yesterday amid more cuts in its digital properties.  Conde is in an especially bad place with the web:  their core competency is selling beautiful, glossy ad pages that readers enjoy looking at.  This does not translate well to a digital format, and it's hard to make your company over overnight.

A bunch of my journalist friends and I have decided that our new toast is "to 2010".  2009 has so far been pretty disappointing for almost everyone I know, not to mention the country for which we all have great affection.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2009/04/more-media-meltdown/7195/