NPR now stands for Not Popular Radio

Best wishes for all of those NPR employees who got their layoff notices. It’s not nice at all to get word that you are out.  

This is the story:   

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.

Apparently, ad revenue will drop by $30 million in 2023.   

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