In a recent development, NBC News has announced significant workforce reductions, adding to a growing trend of layoffs within the media industry. Reports suggest that between 50 to 100 employees are expected to be let go, out of the division’s several thousand workers. Those affected will receive a 60-day notice, along with a severance package and outplacement services. These cuts are part of NBC’s strategy to prioritize specific areas and invest in growth opportunities.
This downsizing at NBC News reflects a broader trend in the media industry. Over the past year, prominent outlets like The Washington Post, NPR, and Buzzfeed News, among others, have also trimmed their staff. Furthermore, NBC and MSNBC have undergone previous rounds of double-digit layoffs. Alarmingly, the entire media industry has seen over 20,000 job cuts in 2023, according to Poynter. The news sector alone witnessed a loss of 2,681 jobs by early December, surpassing the numbers from both 2022 and 2021…………[read more]
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