Al Jazeera America to Cut 197 Staffers

Ugh.

Al Jazeera America is cutting 197 staffers as a result of it shutting down operations. The Huffington Post reports that the layoffs will take place between April 13 and April 30. April 30 is the official date of Al Jazeera America’s closure.

Al Jazeera Media Group announced early this month that it was closing Al Jazeera America after less than three years due to financial struggles.

“The decision that has been made is in no way because AJAM has done anything but a great job,” wrote CEO Al Anstey, in a memo to staffers at the time.