Reuters makes layoffs on Americas desk
Reuters had made a number of layoffs, reports Daniel Lippman of Politico.
Lippman writes, “Toni Reinhold, editor-in-charge of the Americas desk; Clive McKeef, deputy editor of the Americas desk; and Daniel Bases, U.S. public finance editor, were all let go. London-based technology correspondent Eric Auchard is also leaving. Reinhold and Bases declined to comment and McKeef and Auchard didn’t respond to requests for comment.
“After the 30 members of the Americas desk found out about the layoffs of Reinhold and McKeef, they all wrote ‘a very forceful’ letter to Americas desk head Howard Goller protesting the dismissal and ‘decrying what to us was an incredibly foolish move,’ Dan Grebler, Reuters unit chair for the NewsGuild of New York, told Morning Media. Goller met with small groups of members of the desk to explain the move.
“A Reuters spokesperson said the company is ‘reviewing how our newsrooms are organized, and will be making some changes as we ensure our bureaus are fully aligned with the evolving needs of our customers.’ The spokesperson declined to comment on the letter and how many employees were part of the layoffs.”
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