Media News Friday Frenzy

By Tonya Garcia Comment

Today started with the massive media news about the departures of CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein and NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker and the news keeps coming.  PRNewser colleagues at TVNewser have been following the developments closely. Click here for the latest.

Business Insider has also just received a statement from Newsweek, which was expected to layoff additional staff members today.

A small percentage of Newsweek’s staff was told today that they will not be offered jobs when Sidney Harman assumes control on October 1, 2010. The majority of Newsweek’s employees were asked to remain in their jobs. The Washington Post Company will provide generous severance packages to those who are not being retained.

The names of those cut have been provided. Dan Gross and Jon Meachum are just a couple of the journalists who left the publication on their own in recent weeks.

For media relations pros, it’s an ongoing battle to keep track of which reporters are covering what where. (Mediabistro’s Revolving Door newsletter can help with that as well.)