PBS NewsHour Closes Offices, Lays Off Staff, Turns to Freelancers
TVNewser obtained an internal PBS memo Tuesday and reports that, starting July 1, the beginning of their new fiscal year, "PBS NewsHour" is completely closing down its Denver and San Francisco offices, eliminating "several production positions in its Washington DC office, while leaving two open senior-level roles unfilled," and preparing to turn to more outside freelancers:
Along with sending our own teams in the field, we anticipate building new relationships with a variety of locally-based freelance video journalists around the country,” Winslow wrote to staff. “Under no circumstances do we intend to abandon the mini-documentary reports that have become so critical to our broadcast. The NewsHour remains committed to delivering the same kind of in-depth reporting our viewers and supporters expect from us.”
Freelancers, eh? Sounds like PBS is trying to avoid the ObamaCare they championed.
No doubt that all those losing their jobs are certain they have nothing to worry about in the Obama economy their network has been happy-talking for the last five years.
It is called funemployment, right?
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