Mass layoffs have rocked newsrooms across North America, particularly at large, left-leaning outlets like the Washington Post, CNN and CBS.
“The industry is in crisis. In recent years 41 daily newspapers have disappeared and 10,000 jobs have been lost,” said Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez in a 2019 briefing obtained by Blacklock’s Reporter. Payroll rebates introduced in 2019 cost taxpayers over $96 million, although they were originally budgeted at $170 million.
Rebel News covered the layoffs at Washington Post in a story published in December, detailing the paper’s recent sharp decline in digital advertising.
Also in late 2022, the Daily Mail reported the firing of 100 employees at CBS and mass layoffs at CNN, outlining the industry-wide reverberations of the current Western economy.
Although major Western media outlets remain open, employees in the industry have taken a massive hit, and are now facing mass layoffs and unemployment as a result of the economic downturn.