NYT to lay off 100s more

From New York Post:

The layoffs would likely occur between the Aug. 21 end of the summer Olympics in Brazil and Election Day on Nov. 8, sources said.

The Gray Lady is also looking at either a radical downsizing or closure of its Paris office, and has been moving people to London, where it can have better control of letting staff go, since French law makes it very difficult and expensive for companies to lay off workers, one source said.More.

Reality check: In short, things are worse than they look, but government rules keep that fact from public view.

But where will the ex-staffers go? Are there any stats on what proportion got jobs manipulating public perceptions for progressive governments and pressure groups?

See also: Is there a future for serious journalism – except at panel discussions?

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