According to a report from City Comptroller Bill Thompson's office, NYC has lost 30,000 jobs in "information services"—aka fields like traditional publishing, broadcasting and new media. According to the Post, "Thompson issued a report saying the industry -- one of New York's traditional leaders -- provided 192,300 jobs in September 2000. Two months ago, the number was down to 161,500." And the chief economist in the comptroller's office said, "The scary part of this is that not all of this is due to the recession."