More Proof That NYC Media Was Dying Long Before the Recession

11/19/2009 11:21 AM |

Hobo J-School prof

Damn. My industry really is dying. Comptroller Bill Thompson issued a report yesterday showing that over 30,000 “information services” jobs in NYC have been lost since 2000 (which represents upwards of a 15 percent shrinkage). The good news is that now I can say I work in “information services,” which is cool because, as I’m sure you all know, I live to serve you information. I’m thinking of shortening it to “infoserv,” as in, “Yeah, I dabble a bit in infoserv. Do you have any cocaine?”

Also, for the first time ever, there are more higher education jobs than industrial jobs in New York. So basically, I think my best long-term option is to start “teaching journalism” to young people who want to get into the burgeoning infoserv industry. EVERYBODY WINS. [That's me, pictured at right, on the way to teach my Headlines 101 class.]