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WSJ makes more layoffs, on video and social media teams

April 10, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal conducted another round of layoffs, affecting its video and social media teams, reports Corbin Bolies of The Daily Beast.

Bolies reports, “The total number of affected employees was not immediately clear. Some of the video staffers laid off include those in the Journal’s Journalists as Creators program, a partnership with Google to develop YouTube channels centered around individual journalists and subject matters. Staffers were told that the agreement was not renewed and the funding for those staffers had lapsed, a Journal staffer told The Daily Beast.

“Neither the Journal nor Google immediately responded to requests for comment.

“The Rupert Murdoch-owned paper has faced cuts since editor-in-chief Emma Tucker took over last year, often in a piecemeal fashion. The paper let go of nearly 20 staffers in its Washington, D.C. bureau in February as part of a newsroom shake-up that included Pulitzer Prize winner Brody Mullins, rankling staffers in both the paper’s D.C. and New York newsrooms.”

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