Gannett is a huge firm: they’ve gobbled up a LOT of local and regional newspapers, gutted them of anything of substance, run muck and woke and political destruction articles, and now, it’s coming back to bit them. Yes, the owners of USA Today and so many other papers is about to trim another couple of hundred editors and journalists, etc. Gannett had already fired approximately 400 employees in August and froze/cancelled many open positions. The company is expected to end the year (or very early 2023) with a net 10-25% reduction in headcount. Gannett owns the Cape Cod Times.
The Washington Post will shutter it’s Sunday magazine this month, and cut jobs.
CNN is laying off company-wide – including tossing out Robin Meade, host of their morning show.
CBS and others, same thing – freezing or firing.
Even NPR is bracing itself.
NBCUniversal (NCB New sand MSNBC) are expected to follow-through with cuts in January. ABC News is expected to suffer the same…’
MEANWHILE More than 1,100 union employees at the New York Times are set to strike for 24 hours on Dec. 8, 2022 if they can’t reach an agreement over pay, health insurance, and retirement benefits.
The Herald is a gutted shadow of its former self.
Gannett had shuttered the Grafton News and Millbury-Sutton Chronicle earlier this year. The Grafton News dated back to 1958. The Landmark (Holden, Paxton, Princton, Rutland, and Sterling, Mass.) was also shuttered earlier this year. The Leominster Champion went out of print, surviving only as a website. Others in Mass. were also affected, and the coming riffs look damning.