News today that the NY Times is laying off 190 employees will have bloggers playing taps for the Times. Coming on top of news that the paper will be charging for access to its columnists, this is truly schadenfreude-inducing if you’re of a mind that traditional media is being torn apart by technology.
While I feel the same temptation, it is worth keeping it all in context. Things aren’t going financial gangbusters at the Times, but 190 employees is only 2% of staff. So it’s not a lot — for now.