Further to my previous post, the Graphic Designr blog reports more than 2,000 layoffs and buyouts in America’s newspaper industry in the second half of 2007, though it does not make clear what jobs are involved. The blog shows visually where the losses have occurred, and says another 1,000 jobs have gone in the first two months of this year. Over time, the losses are worrying because they are cumulative. The newsroom at the Philadelphia Inquirer went from 635 staff to 515 in the past year. Editorial numbers at the San Francisco Chronicle have dropped from more than 500 to about 300 in the past 3 years. Yet people with both journalism and multi-media skills are in demand. Starting salary for such people at The New York Times is at least $US 80,000 a year.