The old media hits just keep coming. A couple days after the Newspaper Association of America reported that print newspaper advertising revenue was down 10 percent from last year, the worst drop in half a century, comes word, per Anne Thompson, Radar‘s online site and others, that Newsweek‘s David Ansen is the latest veteran film critic to soon find himself without a home, accepting an effective-at-year’s-end buyout along with more than 100 other staffers.
“Obviously the climate at newsmagazines is not great — more cost-cutting, more trimming,” both cited pieces above quoted Ansen as saying. Ansen looks forward to writing
books, teaching and “not going out to screenings every night. I want to watch DVDs of movies I might actually like, and read a
book or two. Face it, a lot of movies are not that interesting to write
about these days.”