The Chron Takes a Coffee Break

Times is hard in the world of journalism. On the heels of the New York Times announcing that it will cut 100 jobs from its newsroom, we bring you some sad news out of the Houston Chronicle today: the daily's newsroom has run out of coffee.

The above photo, provided to us by an anonymous (and probably under-caffeinated) source, has reportedly been posted in the daily's break room. The memo from editor Nancy Barnes and community news manager Howard Decker, who apparently together run the "coffee news" desk, says the newsroom has already gone through this year's coffee budget. The Chron's ink-stained workers will have to fend for themselves for the rest of the year, the memo states.

Journalism without coffee. Like we said, hard times.

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