Seeing as how the government’s in the bailout business these days, there’s been talk—both serious and facetious—of the media industry’s entitlement to a piece of Uncle Sam’s pie. Well, a note to publishers and broadcast execs: If you’re hoping for some government bailout bucks to save your troubled outlets, better act fast. The handout line, as of yesterday, just got longer.

[h/t Andrew Sullivan]

Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.