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ABC News announces massive cuts

Network could trim up to a quarter of staff


 

Dark days are ahead for the staff of ABC News, as the network has announced plans to cut a quarter of its personnel by the end of 2010. In a memo to staff, ABC News president David Westin gave the broad strokes of what will be a massive restructuring plan, and will begin with buy-out offers in the coming days. Prompted by the recession, and the opportunities afforded by new technology in the digital age (read: the ability to do more with fewer people), Westin says he’s spent the last three months devising how and where to trim staff, which currently total 1,400. “I would not be pursuing this if I thought we would be compromising the news,” he says. The announcement comes as CBS is in the midst of layoffs, and NBC underwent cutbacks two years ago.

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ABC News announces massive cuts

  1. That's what happens when you just repeat politician's and big business's talking points rather than doing real journalism.

  2. Hooray!!!!!! Now, if only the other scumbag liberal regurgitm would follow suitators and incubators of socialism and linertinism would follow suit, the owrls would be a better place.

    CBS, NBC, NSNBC, New Yor times, Boston Globe….

    Nothing would give me more pleasuer the seeing the likes of Katie Couric on the unemployment line.

    • Wow, just wow. Fortunately we have the likes of Glenn Beck to give us truthiness and keep us free, right? * holds back dramatic tears *

  3. What the heck?????

    I wrote if only other incubators and regurgitators of socialism and libertinism would follow suit, the worl would be a better place,

    CBS, NBC, MSNBC, New York Times, Boston Globe.

    Nothing would give me more pleasure than seeing Katie Courtic on the unemployment line