Kyra Leib, Soma Cafe employee
I’m not a big fan of the Winnipeg Free Press so I don’t think it’s a big loss anyway. I would prefer good print journalism to bad print journalism and if that’s on the internet I’d rather get it from there.
Rémi Fontaine, fourth-year student, classics
It doesn’t look promising given the demographic that was laid off.
Wade Nelson, assistant professor, rhetoric, writing and communications
Newspapers have had a decade to react to digital media. It seems that the Free Press had been making some progress with regard to taking steps to address their digital shortcomings, and thus the elimination of these positions can be seen as regressive.
Nora Labongo, second-year student, kinesiology
If people are getting laid off that’s bad, but I think it’s a good thing if things are moving online.
Published in Volume 67, Number 4 of The Uniter (September 26, 2012)