"It is called Journalism 805," Mark writes in his Toronto Sun column.
"But downsizing hurts. It hurts to see someone being forced to pack up his or her desk because their 'position' is no longer deemed necessary, or because seniority falls two months shy of union security.
"But that’s the name of the game today."
A recommended read.
A little more optimistic is an op-ed piece by John Cruickshank, publisher of the Toronto Star.
In it, he says "it's not the end of our business. It's just the end of our business as usual."
We'd like to see some circulation figures for Toronto's four paid dailies during the first two weeks of the earthquake coverage in Haiti.
If sales were flat, then there is a need to be concerned about the future of print journalism.
But if sales spiked, it means print is not on life support and good old-fashioned, on-the-ground journalism is what readers want for their money.
We're cheering for the survival of print in some form after the Internet dust settles, preferably smaller, independent newspapers out from under the weight of conglomerate mismanagement.