The writer's strike is
on, as TV and film writers get the most exercise they've had in years walking
the picket line. The contract dispute centers on
residuals, particularly online and from DVDs. Hollywood will not be immediately affected and the networks have stockpiled some scripts, but both sides are wary of potential
lasting negative impacts if the strike drags on.
In the spotlight: Newspaper circulation
Circulation figures for
April- September are out, and surprisingly, they're
not fantastic! RockyMountain News
and Denver Post are both down more than 10%. The NYT is off 4.5% daily, and 7.5% on Sunday. New York Post is down 5%
throughout the week. If this type of thing keeps up, people will start saying
that the newspaper industry is in some sort of decline!
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