Upworthy Lays Off 14 Staffers to Focus on Digital Video

Grew from 5 million views to 167 million in 2015

Adweek's annual #Brandweek summit will explore the ideas behind breakthrough successes, discuss solutions to pressing challenges and explore new opportunities in the Metaverse. Join leaders from Alo Yoga, Hyundai Motor America, Frito-Lay and more, Sept. 12–16 in Miami. Sign up early to save.

Upworthy, the content-aggregation site known for its positive, feel-good viral posts, is jumping further into the digital video fray. But, as Politico reports, the new push into the crowded digital video field comes at the expense of more than a dozen staffers who were laid off today.

AW+

WORK SMARTER - LEARN, GROW AND BE INSPIRED.

Subscribe today!

To Read the Full Story Become an Adweek+ Subscriber

View Subscription Options

Already a member? Sign in