As a fan of the Atlantic Monthly, I found the below article quite interesting. Thoughts?
When unemployment fell to 8.6 percent last month, its lowest rate in two-and-a-half years, some newspapers hailed the number as a sure sign that the recovery is back on track. But when you dig into the numbers behind the numbers, a darker picture comes into focus. It’s not just that jobs are growing. It’s that the labor force is shrinking.
Read the rest of the article here.
Just two days ago I wrote about social media changing the way that we seek and obtain information. As a PR professional, seeking information is imperative and how that information is distributed is critical. While browsing through my daily list of blogs, I stumbled upon a quote that speaks volumes to the era of new media:
“I wouldn’t read a newspaper now unless you put a gun to my head and even then I would really try to negotiate with you. It’s not that I reject the content, it’s that I reject the format.” – Dylan Ratigan
If you have a moment, I’d highly recommend reading Mr. Ratigan’s column here. It truly is amazing how much we rely on technology to seek information and news.