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Over 500 journalists were laid off in
January 2024 alone

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Posted By: Beardo, 2/2/2024 9:20:35 AM

Over 500 journalists were laid off from news outlets in January, according to a new report released Thursday, as many organizations continue to struggle financially. (snip) The job cuts come after an already bleak year. The news industry shed 3,087 digital, broadcast and print news jobs in 2023 — the highest annual total since 2020, when 16,060 cuts were recorded. In the last month, dozens of layoffs were announced at outlets including NBC News, Time magazine, Business Insider and The Los Angeles Times — the last of which saw more than 100 employees cut.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Quigley 2/2/2024 9:27:18 AM (No. 1649330)
Who funds the propagandists? The media would love government funding and will happily take it in return custom made propaganda. So does this mean the propaganda budgets are shifting? Is money pulling back from Joke Bidet?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mr Clean 2/2/2024 9:33:51 AM (No. 1649335)
Fortunately, no *real* journalists were harmed in the making of this story.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: singermom9 2/2/2024 9:42:53 AM (No. 1649337)
No REAL journalists were fired, just ACTIVISTS spreading an AGENDA. no truth would have been written anyway.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Skinnydip 2/2/2024 10:03:47 AM (No. 1649346)
"A good start"
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Reply 5 - Posted by: downnout 2/2/2024 10:20:02 AM (No. 1649349)
Please don’t refer to the laid off scribblers as journalists. They are propagandists - nothing more, nothing less.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: plomke 2/2/2024 10:24:37 AM (No. 1649352)
Cry me a freakin river. Learn to code...
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Reply 7 - Posted by: rosefenn 2/2/2024 10:39:13 AM (No. 1649361)
*sad trombone*
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Reply 8 - Posted by: SkyKing1222 2/2/2024 11:11:16 AM (No. 1649381)
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jackie 2/2/2024 11:12:49 AM (No. 1649383)
Good. Hope they can find an honest ,honorable job for a change.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MissMann 2/2/2024 11:23:45 AM (No. 1649395)
And we call that a "good start"...
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Reply 11 - Posted by: His_Highness 2/2/2024 11:24:31 AM (No. 1649397)
500 journalists? Who says they're journalists? They may have written articles, but have they ever actually committed journalism? I more than suspect not. I believe not. And, like the old joke about lawyers, "It's a start." If I had my way, there would be no so-called journalists anywhere, the newspapers would all close, and the news-readers on TV all would be fired, and that includes you, Fox.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 2/2/2024 11:47:20 AM (No. 1649423)
Great news. Likely that every one of them was a leftist propaganda pumper. Fewer termites in the woodwork destroying the country is a good thing. People have figured out that the "news media" are mostly liars.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Gordon Mills 2/2/2024 11:54:20 AM (No. 1649434)
Not enough. This country doesn't need 'journalists', only reporters.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Highlander 2/2/2024 11:54:58 AM (No. 1649438)
That's not enough.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: john56 2/2/2024 11:59:18 AM (No. 1649447)
And my guess is that they're all in the 3% of journalists that identify as Republican or Conservative. No liberal "journalists" were harmed in this action.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Californian 2/2/2024 12:13:52 PM (No. 1649465)
Far leftist propaganda isn't profitable.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: red1066 2/2/2024 12:15:50 PM (No. 1649470)
I guess they'll all have to learn to code.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Noj15 2/2/2024 12:22:43 PM (No. 1649479)
Stupid Journalism majors realize the reality of it all..."Why pay to be lied to?"
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bhkat 2/2/2024 12:24:00 PM (No. 1649482)
I’m inconsolably sad……. ….that there isn’t another zero at the end of that number.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: skacmar 2/2/2024 12:35:14 PM (No. 1649486)
People with liberal leaning creative writing skills lost their jobs, yes. True "Journalists", no. The people who lost their jobs set out to write stories based on a set political narrative. They were not reporters in the sense that most people might consider someone a journalist/reporter. They did not just report the facts of what happened. They reported what happened based on their particular political viewpoint and omitted anything thing that did not align with that philosophy.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Venturer 2/2/2024 12:37:22 PM (No. 1649487)
That's good news.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Strike3 2/2/2024 2:30:15 PM (No. 1649535)
But, but, little fuzzy KJP says that jobs creation in January met wonderfully high numbers. The numbers do not matter because they are lies anyway, but the main point is that this stupid administration believes that we are less intelligent than they are. We need an actual president. MAGA
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Reply 23 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 2/2/2024 4:11:24 PM (No. 1649560)
And yet "journalism" schools continue to pump out thousands of new ones every year.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: DVC 2/2/2024 4:14:03 PM (No. 1649562)
Re you go....
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Paglia guy 2/2/2024 6:16:47 PM (No. 1649612)
More winning!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Lucky5 2/2/2024 7:30:27 PM (No. 1649668)
Journalists? Those are dead. The left wingers are nothing more than bloviating opinionists.
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