The New York Daily News has been one of the nastiest anti-Trump publications of the last two years. Now they have laid off half of their staff because they’re going broke. What a shame.
The Huffington Post reports:
New York Daily News Layoffs Ax Half The Newsroom Staff
The New York Daily News, a storied big-city tabloid known for its ruthless and splashy front pages, laid off half its newsroom staff on Monday, marking the latest round of cuts at the beleaguered Tronc company’s media holdings.
“We are fundamentally restructuring the Daily News,” an email from Tronc to the staff reads. “We are reducing today the size of the editorial team by approximately 50 percent and re-focusing much of our talent on breaking news — especially in areas of crime, civil justice and public responsibility.” The paper had about 85 newsroom employees prior to the cuts, according to the New York Post.
The notice said human resources would notify those affected by day’s end. As reporters and editors waited, some were seen going around the newsroom, thanking each other for their work. “Just trying to make the best of it,” a staffer said.
Here are a few of their most awful covers:
Tomorrow's Cover for the New York Daily News.
Open Treason. pic.twitter.com/mX6SWYox96
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 17, 2018
New York Daily News front cover says it all… pic.twitter.com/F5MmJ5AsJK
— Indivisible Network (@IndivisibleNet) June 20, 2018
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) June 8, 2016
It turns out there wasn’t much of a market for this kind of garbage.