Bustle Digital Group Makes Staff Cuts Due to Coronavirus

It's also halting production on The Outline

Bustle Digital Group laid off two dozen staffers, ceased operating a publication and announced widespread pay cuts today, as the effects of the coronavirus continues to make its way through the media industry.

Out of approximately 300 employees at BDG, 24 people were laid off across sectors of the company, including editorial, sales, video and events as well as staffers working on The Outline, a company it acquired last year, and that executives are now “halting operations” on.

Like all industries operating in the shadow of the coronavirus, the impact came swiftly as it destroyed companies’ events businesses and advertising revenues.

In a memo to staff members, BDG founder and CEO Bryan Goldberg said that the business damage due to COVID-19 would “likely be measured in tens of millions of dollars.



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