Major Layoffs at NJN as State Cuts Funding

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Star-Ledger

State officials issued layoff notices to 130 workers at the New Jersey Network today, marking the latest step in the dismantling of the public television and radio network.

It was the most visceral signal yet that NJN, which has served New Jersey for 41 years, is on its death bed. If nothing dramatic happens before Jan. 1, the network could go dark.


Last March, Gov. Chris Christie proposed ending the state subsidy to NJN and cutting its employees from the state payroll, saying New Jersey could no longer afford to be in the television business. More…