NewsGuild of New York’s Statement on Daily News Layoffs
Today Tronc delivered yet another devastating blow to the media industry. In its decision to lay off 50 percent of The Daily News editorial staff, Tronc’s management has sent a dangerous message to the public: journalism doesn’t matter.
As we’ve seen across the country, from the L.A. Times to the Chicago Tribune, Tronc is intent on mining its newsrooms for profit and profit alone. This latest move is yet another reckless act by its disgraced ownership—one which will harm the communities of New York City.
Gutting newsrooms is an attack on all those who hold local institutions accountable, as we lose the watchdogs we so greatly need. This is a sad day for journalism.
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