ESPN cut 20 employees on Friday, according to the Washington Post, adding to layoffs at National Geographic, Grazia and Bloomberg this month, as a brutal series of closures and job losses rock the media industry in 2023.
according to the Washington Post, as Disney continues a wave of layoffs announced earlier this year.ESPN cut 20 on-camera positions—including longtime commentator Jeff Van Gundy—and canceled a morning radio show hosted by Max Kellerman, Keyshawn Johnson and Jay Williams,
according to Puck, after CEO Dylan Howard decided to not renew its publishing license with Pantheon Media.The Italian fashion magazine Grazia shut down its U.S. publication,
according to TheWrap.At least three people were laid off from The Hollywood Reporter,
according to Insider.Bloomberg cut about 10 people from its national news desk, radio and television staff,
according to Insider, including longtime anchors Chloe Aiello and Baker Machado, after the company said it, “like many other media companies,” suffered from a “challenging advertising environment.”Cheddar News—founded by former BuzzFeed president Jon Steinberg in 2016—laid off about 12 employees,
according to The Canadian Press, after executive vice president Robert Malcolmson said the company could not afford its media brands 0perating independently of one another.Bell Canada Enterprises announced it would eliminate 1,300 positions—an estimated 3% of its workforce—and close or sell nine radio stations,
announced it would cut 21 of the company’s 175 positions, which CEO Herb Scannell attributed to a decline in studio advertising—Scannell said the nonprofit will focus more on online news.Southern California Public Radio
staff memo it would cut all seven members of its editorial staff in an effort to shift toward creating a newsletter focused on “profiling and highlighting” Los Angeles tech companies.Dot.LA, a company that covers Los Angeles-based startups, informed employees in a
The Athletic, which the New York Times acquired last year for $550 million, informed employees in a staff memo the U.S. sports news giant plans to cut 20 positions (roughly 4% of its workforce), while another 20 reporters will be moved to new beats.
Morning Consult, a polling and data reporting company, announced it would close its newsroom while cutting seven of its editorial staff, according to a company spokesperson, as the company moves forward with “unifying and scaling our analyst team.”
announced it would be cutting 74 positions in its newsroom, including editors on its news and copy desks in addition to both full-time and temporary workers, because of the “economic climate and the unique challenges of our industry.”The Los Angeles Times
according to Adweek.Bustle Digital Group laid off 21 employees, an estimated 5% of its workforce, after the company—which owns lifestyle brands Nylon, Bustle and Inverse, among others—struggled with advertising,
announced the company would cut 200 employees—2% of its workforce—as it moves forward with a plan to combine podcast units Gimlet Media and Parcast, following about 600 reported layoffs earlier this year.Spotify Vice President Sahar Elhabashi
told Rolling Stone (though a network source denied a connection between the layoffs and the settlement) and the New York Daily News reported three staffers were laid off, while four others were moved to other positions.Fox News dissolved its investigative unit amid an effort to cut costs following the network’s $787.5 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems, network employees
according to a company memo obtained by Variety.MTV News was shut down as Paramount Media Networks—a division of Paramount Global—announced it would cut 25% of its staff because of “pressure from broader headwinds like many of our peers,”
memo obtained by the New York Times, as the company shifts toward “concentrating our news efforts” on HuffPost, an outlet the company notes is “profitable.”Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti told Buzzfeed News staff the online publication would be shut down, according to a
Insider Inc.—formerly known as Business Insider—announced it would begin cutting an estimated 10% of its staff in an effort to “keep our company healthy and competitive,” an Insider spokesperson told Forbes.
according to RadioInsight.Salem Media Group, a Texas-based Christian radio broadcaster, announced it would lay off about 3% of its 1,436 employees,
canceled four podcasts—Invisibilia, Louder Than a Riot, Rough Translation and Everyone and Their Mom—and bean laying off 100 employees as part of a push to reduce a reported budget deficit of $30 million.NPR
tells Boston public radio.NPR affiliate New England Public Media announced it will lay off 17 employees—20% of its staff—by March 31 after facing “serious financial headwinds during the last three years,” New England Public Media management
laid off 34 people and closed a printing press in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as part of Gannet’s efforts to reduce the number of operating presses and prioritize digital platforms.Sea Coast Media and Gannett, a media conglomerate with hundreds of papers and Sea Coast Media’s parent company,
told NPR.Three Alabama newspapers—The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and the Press-Register—laid off 100 people following a prolonged decrease in print paper circulation, Alabama Media Group President Tom Bates
reportedly became too expensive to produce amid a declining audience—a reported 12, including host Melissa Harris-Perry, will lose their jobs.New York public radio station WNYC canceled radio show The Takeaway after 15 years on air after the show
reportedly told investors following compounding declines in profit.News Corp, which owns the Wall Street Journal and HarperCollins publishers, among others, expects to lay off 1,250 people across all businesses by the end of 2023, Chief Executive Robert Thomson
stops publishing its video game and kids sections, laying off 20 people a little over a month after publisher Fred Ryan foreshadowed layoffs in 2023—executive editor Sally Buzbee reportedly told employees the layoffs were geared toward staying competitive and no more are scheduled.The Washington Post
reportedly tells staff.Vox Media, which owns The Verge, SB Nation and New York Magazine, laid off 133 people—7% of the media conglomerate’s staff—in anticipation of a declining economy, chief executive Jim Bankoff
laid off 75 employees as part of a broader corporate reorganization.NBC News and MSNBC
closed a printing press in Greece, New York, as part of an increased focus on online journalism, resulting in the layoffs of 108 people.Gannett
laid off 50 employees at an Indiana printing press to “adapt to industry conditions,” a spokesperson told the Indiana Star—the press remains open and the layoffs aren’t expected to affect newspaper employees.Gannett
Nate Silver, founder of Disney-owned FiveThirtyEight, tweeted on April 25 that Disney’s layoffs had “substantially impacted” the data-focused news site, suggesting his contract is up soon and he expects to “be leaving at the end of it.” Silver—who is best-known for his site’s election predictions—sold FiveThirtyEight to Disney subsidiary ESPN in 2013, after previously working at the New York Times.