The layoffs at Wired magazine totaled 20 staffers, reports Stephen Council of SFGate.com.
Council reports, “Condé Nast, Wired’s corporate owner, told employees in early November the media giant would be laying off about 5% of its wider workforce. But last Thursday Wired’s reporters, editors and other staffers learned the cuts would be more sweeping, with at least 15% of staff receiving layoff notices that day, per reports from workers.
“When he announced the cuts internally in November, Roger Lynch, Condé Nast’s CEO, said the company had seen an overall decline in traffic from social media traffic and shifting audience interest to short-form video, The New York Times reported.
“The Wired layoffs hit reporters who covered labor, health, artificial intelligence, space and science and had written about such topics as AI regulation, autoworker organizing, new vaccine developments and more.”
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