New York Daily News Fires Half Of Its Staff

Zero Hedge | 7/23/2018 | Staff
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The New York Daily News announced plans on Monday to cut half of its newsroom as part of a broader restructuring plan at the newspaper, reports NBC News.

Among those departing will be editor-in-chief Jim Rich and managing editor Kristen Lee.

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The paper's staff was notified via email from the human resources department which also detailed a new direction for the paper - which will increase focus on breaking news with an emphasis on crime, civil justice and public responsibility. Local news and sports will still be covered, according to the email.

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Daily News Journalists were called to a 9 a.m. meeting and then told to wait for the email notifying them of the cuts.

The email also notified employees that editor-in-chief Jim Rich and managing editor Kristen Lee were among those parting ways with the company. Rich tweeted early Monday an ominous warning: "If you hate democracy and think local government should operate unchecked and in the dark, then today is a...
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