Skip to comments.CNN Lays Off 40+ Senior Journalists
Posted on 01/23/2014 12:06:34 PM PST by Sir Napsalot
The Financial Times reports that more than 40-plus senior journalists have just been laid off at CNN and its sister network, HLN. Most of the layoffs occurred in November, were concentrated in Washington, Atlanta, and New York, and, according to CNN, mostly involved those already closing in on retirement.
One person fired, however, was a pregnant producer just two weeks away from giving birth.
A spokesperson told the Financial Times that around 100 new people will be added to the staff and that the network is not "abandoning news by any stretch of the imagination," but merely "expanding the definition of news."
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
It doesn’t take an expensive journ-o-list to regurgitate a White House press release.
Note: Most of the laid off occurred last Nov.
But only now becomes ‘news’.
40+ liberals paying for their votes....it’s hell when one is hoisted on ones own petard. ROTFLMAO!!!
Its not like they really needed them or used them.
CNN has journalists? Who knew?
Geez, you would swear that people such as Wolf Blitzer and Candy Crowley are Obama campaign operatives, not news reporters.
They do not qualify as journalists if they work for CNN. They are spinners and propagandists.
“It doesnt take an expensive journ-o-list to regurgitate a White House press release.”
Only read the headline and it just cheered me up.
It is wonderful NEWS.
Just getting rid of the higher salary older folks so that they can hire cheaper younger or foreign to replace them.
“expanding the definition of news.”
They hired 5 new “journalists” for the Kardashian beat.
The ones that are left have to spin zeros bogus employment numbers.
I shouldn’t enjoy this, but I do
A good start...
My guess is that all 40 of these people are now working directly for Obama in some federal government capacity... as opposed to working only indirectly for Obama at CNN.
CNN has journalists?
Sounds like the rumors of CNN moving from news to reality shows just may be true.
CNN will then be to news what The History Channel is to history.
More Hope and Change for CDNNC Marxists.
Pray America is Waking
Cut the high-salary staff - replace with entry level people at entry level prices
Not like it hasn’t been done before
Most of those let go....those “nearing retirement” were likely from an age when journalism actually meant something.
People who were actually trained to report reality rather
than spin opinion into news. The young crop neither knows nor cares that what they are doing isn’t journalism, what they are reporting isn’t news and that they are mere pawns.
Welcome to ObamaCare, kiddos. Now you’ll get to enjoy it up close. Enjoy that unemployment money thanks to Obama too. Hope he’s won your vote!
I could do all their jobs with an iPhone and a few Google bookmarks.
Understandable from the point of view of the lock step Marxist propaganda machine. Some of those relatively older ones might actually have been schooled in the classic tenets of journalism, such as trying to get the facts and printing them, regardless on one’s own personal biases or the agenda of the political party you like.
If CNN laid everyone off, who would notice?
CNN had 40 journalists, who knew? I thought they just had interns typing the NY Times into teleprompters.
As a reverse example, I'd be very happy to hear that Fox News fired Shepard Smith, Alan Combs, Geraldo, Wahn Williams, Bob Bitchel and a few others.
But really, I'd hold my judgment until I hear a list of names.
They were not doing their jobs anyway so who cares.
Apparently, there is no safe zone for used, PRESSITUTES!
A spokesperson told the Financial Times that around 100 new people will be added to the staff and that the network is not “———— REPORTING news by any stretch of the imagination,” but merely “expanding the... FIXED IT!
That’s probably why they were laid off. Because they were acting like journalists. The fact that Candy Crowley didn’t get cut tells me that they really don’t want real journalists.
Journalists are not required for CNN’s new format . The last time I watched CNN was the First Gulf War
That there is double plus ungood grammar.
I call BS. CNN never had 40 senior journalists.
Anyone can cut and paste from:
1) Center for American Progress
2) The Huffington Post
7) U.S. News & World Report
10) Indy Media
11) The Democratic Underground
12) The Atlantic
13) The Village Voice
14) Daily Kos
16) New Yorker
17) The Daily Beast
19) Common Dreams
20) Crooks and Liars
22) TPM Cafe
24) Mother Jones
25) Amnesty International
27) The Nation
29) Think Progress
30) Raw Story
31) The New Republic
32) Planned Parenthood
33) Information Clearing House
34) What Really Happened
36) Bad Subjects
37) Political Wire
38) World Socialist Website
40) Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
41) Media Matters
44) Drudge Retort
45) The American Prospect
46) Harpers Magazine
And so on.....
CNN Lays Off 40+ Senior Journalists
Really? Who knew that CNN even had “journalists”?
Other than that, did you enjoy your cruise on the Titanic?
Other than that Mrs Kennedy, how was the parade?