Layoffs at Scripps’ KSHB Kansas City. Chief Meteorologist Mike Nicco Out

Netflix Film Division Undergoes Genre-Based Restructuring, Layoffs

Around a dozen Netflix employees are leaving after Dan Lin worked on the re-org with Bela Bajaria, outside partners and film heads

Deadspin Guts Entire Staff After G/O Media Sells Site

Deadspin has laid off its existing staff after G/O Media agreed to sell the sports news site to European startup Lineup Publishing. G/O Media CEO Jim Spanfeller revealed the update in a company-wide email on Monday.


Is Journalism Disappearing? These Top Educators Have A Lot To Say About That

Almost every week in 2024 has featured news of media layoffs (more than 800 so far by one count, which would place the sector on pace for 10,000 jobs lost this year, according to Fast Company) and left many professionals penning eulogies for the news industry while asking hard questions.

Layoffs Hit Production Departments Of Colorado Public Radio

Vice Media Says ‘Several Hundred’ Staff Members Will Be Laid Off, Vice.Com News Site Shuttered

Vice, which filed for bankruptcy last year before being sold for $350 million to a consortium led by the Fortress Investment Group, is also looking to sell its Refinery 29 publishing business, CEO Bruce Dixon said in his memo to staff. It’s the latest sign of financial problems buffeting the media industry.

Snap To Lay Off 10% Of Workforce Amid Industry Job Cuts

The cuts at Snapchat’s parent company come after layoffs across Google, Microsoft and Amazon.

Did The Media Business Just Implode?

If 2023 felt tumultuous, 2024 seems to have gone completely off the rails. Poynter’s media business experts dig into the causes — and effects.

At Least 528 News Media Jobs Were Lost in January, Study Finds

The media world in general shed more than 830 jobs in a brutal month for media, tech and finance.

Audacy To Cut 25% Of Staff In Pineapple Podcast Division

Wall Street Journal Plans Layoffs, Restructuring In D.C.

The Wall Street Journal is planning to restructure its Washington bureau this week, sources say. The changes will include a small number of layoffs as well as some new roles. The reorganization will also move some Washington-based economics coverage to New York. Some of the people whose roles are eliminated will be able to apply for new jobs.

Sky Plans To Cut 1,000 Jobs This Year

British media company Sky Group is planning to cut 1,000 jobs over the next year as the company transitions to internet-based TV from satellite. The majority of jobs cut will be concentrated in the Comcast-owned company’s engineering teams, primarily impacting those who install and service the satellite products, and will result in a reduction of about 4% of the business. It comes as the company says more of its customers are choosing to use the company’s streaming box Sky Stream and its new line of televisions, Sky Glass.

Focused Cuts And Fewer Layers: Tech Layoffs Enter A New Phase

Amazon, Google, Microsoft and other tech companies have been on a layoff spree this month, with the latest cuts differing from last year’s mass reductions.

CNN Philippines To Close Down, With 300 Job Losses

Business Insider Laying Off 8% Of Staff

In an internal note about the job cuts, the company’s chief executive cited its plan to shift focus solely to news coverage of business, tech and innovation.

Forbes To Lay Off 3% Of Staff After Union Stages 3-Day Work Stoppage In Protest

The Forbes editorial union is planning a three-day walkout, starting on Thursday morning and ending on Monday, to protest management negotiation tactics and layoffs hitting around 3% of staff. “To meet our 2024 business goals, like many companies, we needed to reprioritize resources, resulting in the difficult decision to reduce less than 3% of staff,” a Forbes spokesperson said.

Microsoft Lays Off 1,900 Activision Blizzard & Xbox Employees

Blizzard President Mike Ybarra has also decided to leave, and Blizzard’s survival game has been canceled.

L.A. Times To Lay Off At Least 115 People In Newsroom

The Los Angeles Times announced Tuesday that it was laying off at least 115 people — or more than 20% of the newsroom — marking one of the largest workforce reductions in the history of the 142-year-old institution. The move comes amid projections for another year of heavy losses for the newspaper.

CableLabs Lays Off 23 Staffers Amid Post-SCTE Integration Restructuring

L.A. Times Managing Editors Shani Hilton, Sara Yasin Step Down During Layoff Negotiations

Los Angeles Times managing editors Shani Hilton and Sara Yasin have stepped down amid continuing negotiations on staff layoffs. Hilton and Yasin were two of the four editors leading the paper after the exit of executive editor Kevin Merida earlier this month.

Paramount Global Braces For New Round Of Layoffs

Amid speculation about its future, Paramount Global is proceeding with a new wave of staff reductions in February, according to sources who say the cuts will affect hundreds of employees across the entire company. For the past several days, there has been chatter that Paramount layoffs of about 800 are imminent. It followed a Wall Street Journal report in December that the company was mulling the potential elimination of more than 1,000 jobs in early 2024 to rein in costs. According to sources, the extent of the cuts will not be quite as big, but the layoffs will be in the hundreds, affecting virtually every division. Senior executives have been given reduction targets to hit.

Sports Illustrated Thrown Into Chaos With Mass Layoffs

The company’s owner has been plunged into a maelstrom in recent weeks as its senior executives have been forced out.

Sports Illustrated Hit With ‘Mass Layoffs,’ Union Says

The cuts are arriving after Arena Group Holdings failed to make a licensing payment to Authentic Brands Group, according to a securities filing.

L.A. Times Guild Calls Emergency Meeting As Layoffs Loom: ‘This Is The Big One’

The L.A. Times Guild called an emergency meeting on Thursday after leadership was told that the newspaper intends to “imminently execute another major round of layoffs,” according to a memo. The Bargaining Committee told members that it can’t say exactly how many staffers the company is intending to lay off, however, in the memo obtained by the New York Times, the union says “This is the Big One.”

Condé Nast Is Folding Pitchfork Into GQ, With Layoffs

YouTube Cutting 100 Jobs In Restructuring Of Content And Creator Teams

YouTube Chief Business Officer Mary Ellen Coe announced the changes in a memo to staff Wednesday.

Google Lays Off Hundreds From Advertising Sales Team

Google is laying off hundreds of employees in its advertising sales team, the Alphabet-owned company said, marking the latest cuts at the search giant. The move adds to signs that job cuts will continue this year, as companies look to adopt artificial intelligence software and automation to lighten workloads.

Disney Studio Pixar Poised To Cut Jobs

Walt Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios is set to cut jobs as the studio has completed production on some shows and now has more staff than it needs, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday. TechCrunch reported earlier that Pixar was set to undergo layoffs as high as 20% this year, with the studio’s team of 1,300 people reduced to under 1,000 over the coming months.

Amazon’s Audible Cuts 5% Of Staff

This follows the company’s announcement of laying off “hundreds” of jobs in its in its Prime Video and Amazon MGM Studios division.

NBC News Lays Off Dozens Of Staffers

NBC News implemented a series of layoffs on Thursday, affecting several dozen staffers. The network currently has 150 new and open positions and the employees impacted by the layoffs have been encouraged to apply, according to a person familiar with the details.

Twitch Confirms Layoffs Of 500 Staffers In Sync With Amazon Studios, Prime Video Cuts

Amazon‘s gamer-centric streaming outlet Twitch is laying off 500 staffers, CEO Dan Clancy told employees in a memo Wednesday morning. The move is being made in sync with cutbacks at corporate siblings Prime Video and Amazon Studios. Bloomberg had reported the layoffs at Twitch on Tuesday. Clancy said the news had “leaked,” suggesting that the Amazon division had to hold off on confirming any details or answering employee questions in order to co-ordinate today’s announcement with that of the other divisions.

Amazon To Lay Off Hundreds Of Staff From Prime Video And Studios Divisions

“It’s important that we prioritize our investments for the long-term success of our business,” division leader Mike Hopkins writes in an internal memo.


Great American Media Undergoes Layoffs

Great American Media, the faith and family-focused company that launched in 2021 under Bill Abbott, is the latest to get hit with layoffs. Roughly 13 people were cut from top jobs on Monday, including Loren Schwartz, chief marketing officer; Jamie Kramer, EVP digital & strategic growth; Max Pinigin, CFO; Angela Sullivan, VP corporate communications; Brian Pancarik, EVP user experience & operations; Michael Hough, head of financial planning and analysis; and Nicole Gardner, Pure Flix creative director.

U.K.’s Channel 4 Plans Deepest Job Cuts In Over 15 Years After TV Ad Slump

Channel 4 is drawing up plans to cut potentially as many as 200 jobs in its biggest round of layoffs in more than 15 years, as it seeks to make savings to weather the worst TV advertising downturn since 2008. The broadcaster, which has undergone a rapid expansion in recent years with staff numbers swelling to a record level of more than 1,200, aims to dramatically reduce a wage bill that now stands at more than £108 million a year.

Cheddar, The ‘CNBC For Millennials,’ Furloughs Workers

The “post-cable” news network said “unforeseen internal and external factors” caused the sudden work stoppage.

CBS Stations Hit By Ad Sales Layoffs

Layoffs have hit the ad sales ranks in the CBS owned-and-operated TV station portfolio as a long-term restructuring effort takes effect. Tuesday’s cuts come after new ad sales staffers were hired over the past three months. The exact number of employees affected could not be determined, but sources say the net number of departures across recent hires and other staffers is about 17 people, one in each of the markets where the 28 CBS-owned stations are based. A number of ad sales positions also remain open. The layoffs are confined to the ad sales divisions of the stations and are part of a year-long restructuring, the sources say.

Yahoo Lays Off News And Sports Staffers, Shuts Down ‘In The Know’ Network

The tech company announced earlier this year it would be slashing 20% of its workforce by 2024.

CBC To Cut 600 Jobs Over Next Year

CBC/Radio-Canada said on Monday that it plans to cut about 600 union and non-union positions over the next year, as the national broadcaster implements cost-saving initiatives. The proposed job cuts will help manage about C$125 million (US$92.32 million) in budget pressures forecast for the 2024–25 fiscal year, the broadcaster said. CBC and Radio-Canada will each reduce about 250 jobs, while the remaining roles will be trimmed from the technology and infrastructure divisions. Additionally, about 200 current vacant positions will be eliminated.

Spotify To Cut 17% Of Global Workforce

Headcount will be reduced across the company, founder and CEO Daniel Ek said in a blog post.

Vox Media Lays Off 4% Of Staff In 2nd Round Of Cuts This Year

The company’s union objected, noting that journalists covering climate change, policy and tech are among those affected.