Job losses map
UPDATE: We launched our journalism job losses timeline in 2008 to track cutbacks and layoffs across the industry. We've now updated the sources feeding into the timeline, which you can see embedded below.

The sources included in the timeline are as follows:
You can subscribe to a feed combining all these sources at this link:

From 2008: As the downturn in advertising, falling print circulation and wider economic crisis tighten their grip on the journalism industry, news of redundancies and job losses has become all too frequent. Below is a timeline plotting journalism job losses since April 2008 across all media and around the world.

The tool, which aggregates articles, video and images, as well as updates from the Paper Cuts blog, can also be viewed as a list, flipbook or map using the menu bar.

This is not an exhaustive index of job losses and is currently UK and US-centric. To help us build a better picture of the situation internationally leave a comment or email laura at You can also update the timeline on Dipity by creating your own Dipity account.

To follow updates for the timeline, you can subscribe to the RSS feed:, or follow @journojobcuts on Twitter.

This page is intended as a resource for journalists both following the changes in the industry and facing redundancy, so please follow, contribute and help us build our list of useful links below, which will be regularly updated.

Reporting journalism job cuts

Graphic Designr's map of US newspaper buyouts and layoffs -
Themediaisdying Twitter account -
Martin Gee's Flickr set 'Reduction in Force' - images of layoffs at the San Jose Mercury News -
Gannett blog -
NUJ's map of newspaper cuts/office closures in UK - /shorturl/RWYFJ/
Newspaper Death Watch blog -

Sites for journalists
UK's National Union of Journalists (NUJ) -
UK's Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) -
Typepad journalists bailout programme -
Mashable's list of 100 job sites (predominantly US-orientated) -

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