ALM layoffsLooks like the layoffs hitting the news reporting business in general are hitting legal reporting as well.

Bob Norman of the Broward-Palm Beach New Times is reporting that American Lawyer Media (ALM), which owns The American Lawyer magazine and legal newspapers nationwide, announced last week in a memo from CEO William L. Pollak to staff

The way advertising is presented in online newspaper sites is killing them.

Per Robert Niles at USC’s Online Journalism Review:

News publishers like to point to television, free news online, English literacy rates and slew of other reasons to explain their readership losses. But the contempt that newspapers show for their readers by burying their