889 Minus 64 at NPR

From the Washington Post:

Faced with a sharp decline in revenue, National Public Radio said Wednesday it will pare back its programming and institute its first organization-wide layoffs in 25 years…

The cutback of 64 of NPR’s 889 employees … will affect all departments, including reporters, producers, researchers and digital media employees…About half the 64 people cut are journalists…

…including Ketzel Levine, “an NPR reporter since 1977,” who debuted on Monday’s Morning Edition a series on “how Americans are surviving the economic downturn” and “said that if editors allow it, she will make a final installment of the series about the experience of losing her own job.”

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.