Swimmin’ Hole! scoops The Washington Post

November 25, 2008

The Washington Post today has a story today about layoffs at the Newseum, where 19 employees accepted buyouts and two retired, resulting in a 10% workforce reduction.

Hmm, now where have you heard that before?

Oh, that’s right.

Right here on Swimmin’ Hole!

FIVE DAYS AGO.

Sure, we just picked up the story from FishbowlDC, who had the real scoop. But hey, we still had it before the Post, whose offices are only two miles away from the Newseum. So take that, Post. You suck.


Newseum cuts workforce by 10%

November 20, 2008

We know it’s a rough time to be in the media. Now the Newseum is commemorating these difficult times by getting in on the job-cutting fun itself.

prohibition newspaperNineteen employees at the Washington, D.C. media museum have accepted buyouts, and another two have retired, resulting in a 10% workforce reduction, according to FishbowlDC.

The Newseum just opened up a shiny new building on Capitol Hill back in April, moving from Arlington, Va. Swimmin’ Hole! visited last month, and the place is a must-see for any news or journalism junkie. Highlights include 9/11 front pages surrounding World Trade Center debris and a collection of newspapers from historic moments like the end of prohibition. Definitely check it out … while there are still staffers left to let you in.