Layoffs Likely to Continue in This 'Wrenching' Period for Media Industry

More than 1,000 media jobs will be eliminated this week

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It’s been a little over three weeks into the year, and hundreds of journalists are either already without jobs or are on the cusp of losing them.

Verizon Media, formerly known as Oath, will lay off 7 percent, or 800 employees, including HuffPost’s entire opinion section. Gannett made cuts in local newsrooms throughout the country, from The Arizona Republic to The Coloradoan to The Record in New Jersey.

And staffers at BuzzFeed head into next week knowing that 15 percent, or about 220 of them, will be let go.

UPDATE: As of Friday, BuzzFeed began making deep cuts to its newsroom, including eliminating the entire national news desk and shuttering its bureau in Spain.



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