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NPR hit with massive layoffs, cancels 4 podcasts

The publicly-funded news outlet cut 10% of its workforce, impacting roughly 100 employees


National Public Radio was the latest media organization to implement mass layoffs, leading to the cancelation of multiple programs.

NPR itself confirmed Thursday that it had cut 10% of its workforce on Thursday, impacting roughly 100 employees, adding that it tends to roll back the workforce from 1,200 to an estimated 1,050 employees, the “largest reduction in staff since the 2008 recession.”

“We literally are fighting to secure the future of NPR at this very moment by restructuring our cost structure. It’s that important. It’s existential,” NPR chief executive John Lansing told NPR’s media correspondent David Folkenflik.

The liberal outlet also halted several podcasts: “Invisibilia,” “Louder Than a Riot,” “Rough Translation” and “Everyone & Their Mom.” None of its radio shows were canceled.

The cuts come after NPR assessed that ad revenue was set to drop $30 million in 2023.

“Every person on staff cares deeply about public radio’s mission and has worked hard to contribute to it. This is a painful time for everyone in this organization,” an NPR spokesperson told Fox News Digital in a statement.

NPR hit with massive layoffs, cancels 4 podcasts | Fox News

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