This week in news we wrote about the consequenses of downsizing in the local media on government agencies. After we went to bed (with the paper, that is) we got an email press release from Chad Dryden, former Statesman writer.
"Chad Dryden was laid off from the Idaho Statesman on Friday, April 3, after more than three years as an arts and entertainment, features and city reporter. Three days later, he launched www.laidoffloser.net."In our story, strangely headlined Twitter-ganda, we mention Randy Stapilus' list of ex-Idaho journalists, many of them now flaks or PR reps. But now the trend for ex-Statesmanites is apparently to blog.
"I've got information man. New shit has come to light.""I know how to work the media," Dryden told citydesk this morning. "I wrote up a press release and sent it out."