Bezos Cutting Staff At Washington Post

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At a glance

  • Staffers from The Washington Post, owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, reacted angrily to the media giant’s announcement it had begun laying off employees Tuesday amid a decline in revenue.
  • WaPo cut 20 positions and will not fill 30 vacancies, according to the outlet. Publisher Fred Ryan told staff in December he anticipated a “single-digit percentage” of employees would be cut during eventual layoffs.
  • Katie Mettler, a reporter and co-chair of The Washington Post Guild, said the layoffs were “wrong and unnecessary and did not need to happen.”

 

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