Right before the holidays layoffs have continued to hit the media hard. Just this week three major publication/outlets, CNN, Fortune and USA Today have had layoffs, cutting some very notable reporters.
- Yesterday CNN cleared out the science, space, and technology departments, which included laying off long-time veteran reporter Miles O’Brien.
- Fortune also went through a round of layoffs yesterday, which included notable environmental reporters Marc Gunther and Todd Woody, along with Michael Lev-Ram and Katrina Brooker.
- USA Today laid off 20 journalists this week.
As we mentioned earlier this week, there are also layoffs anticipated at the Associated Press in early 2009.