More Layoffs Hit Media Companies, Including Arizona Republic

Published: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 12:34pm
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Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Steve Benson was laid off from The Arizona Republic this week — he’d been with the paper since 1980.

The move was part of a larger round of layoffs by the paper’s parent company, Gannett, which also included journalists job losses at newspapers in Indianapolis, Knoxville and New Jersey.

But it’s not just traditional media that’s shedding jobs. BuzzFeed and Verizon Media, which owns Yahoo, HuffPost and others, have also announced layoffs.

To look at the journalism landscape right now, The Show spoke with Rick Edmonds, media business analyst for the Poynter Institute.

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