National Public Radio is being forced to make some aggressive cuts.
According to a report from Fox News, NPR will be cutting 10% of its workforce and halting production on four of its popular podcasts, including “Invisibilia,” “Louder Than a Riot,” “Rough Translation” and “Everyone & Their Mom.”
None of the radio shows have been canceled —yet.
“Every person on staff cares deeply about public radio’s mission and has worked hard to contribute to it. This is a painful time for everyone in this organization,” an NPR spokesperson told Fox News Digital in a statement.
From Fox News:
The cuts come after NPR assessed that ad revenue was set to drop $30 million in 2023.
According to NPR, most impacted staff will remain on the payroll until the end of April.
The Washington Post reported that Lansing signaled NPR management to work with its charitable foundation to seek more funding “if a deficit continues to widen.”
NPR was far from the only news outlet that was impacted with layoffs. The Washington Post cut 20 staffers in January and an additional ten in November which resulted a “single-digit” shrinkage of its workforce, according to its publisher Fred Ryan.
CNN was hit with widespread layoffs late last year, which impacted rank and file staffers, journalists, pundits as well as the entire live programming staff of its sister network HLN. That followed hundreds of jobs that were scrapped or reshuffled following the demise of its failed streaming service CNN+.
More over at Fox News:
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