NPR hit with massive layoffs, cancels 4 podcasts

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(FOX NEWS) – National Public Radio was the latest media organization to implement mass layoffs, leading to the cancelation of multiple programs.

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.”

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“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.

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