Each pushpin corresponds to a newspaper, and each is color-coded according to the number of jobs lost (white is 1-25; red is 100+). Click that red dot in the Southern California media market, for instance, and this informative graphic appears:
According to GraphicDesignr's calculations, 3,020+ newspaper jobs have been eliminated so far in 2008 (not counting unfilled positions). That's in addition to 2,000+ positions cut in the last seven months of 2007. Reporter, can you spare a dime?
And a very happy Memorial Day to all!