BuzzFeed Lays Off Dozens at Recently Acquired HuffPost

Top editors and high-profile reporters will also leave the company


Among the few certainties in this world are death, taxes and industry consolidation in the news business.

On Tuesday, BuzzFeed laid off dozens of employees at HuffPost, the news outlet they acquired weeks ago. (The acquisition was announced on Nov. 19 and closed on Feb. 16.) In the U.S., 47 HuffPost staffers lost their jobs, and the company is shutting down HuffPost Canada, leading to 23 more job losses.

Many media companies have issued layoffs since the start of the pandemic, though some have started to bounce back from the brunt of the economic crisis.

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