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No media publisher is immune; Axios

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'COVID-19 has accelerated the shrinkage of journalism. Why it matters: If it could happen to The Atlantic, where 68 staffers were laid off today, it could happen to any media company, Axios' Sara Fischer reports. Hundreds of localnational and even international newsroom jobs have been axed, and student internships and fellowships have mostly been canceled. What's next: Layoffs like this in crisis usually happen in waves, so a fall coronavirus resurgence could bring another round of job losses.The bottom line: The Atlantic's troubles, combined with the struggles at other billionaire-backed publications like the Los Angeles Times, serve as an important reminder that the industry has few sustainable paths forward without viable business models. '

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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