New York Magazine has laid off 32 employees Monday, according to multiple reports.
“New York Media, the parent company of New York magazine, laid off 16 full-time staffers and an additional 16 freelancers or part-time employees as the publication restructures, chief executive Pam Wasserstein said in a memo to employees on Monday,” according to one report.
The cut is a five percent reduction in full time staff members for New York Media.
“It has been a difficult day here,” Wasserstein said in the memo. “As part of our long-term planning process, we took a hard look at our existing structure and roles in an effort to most effectively organize our resources around our business strategy. I believe this restructuring is necessary to put us on the firmest possible footing as an independent company, though that does not make today any less painful.”
New York Media has been struggling for some time. It reportedly declined to pursue outside investment and the sale the magazine in February. The site implemented a paywall in November in an attempt to bring in more revenue. In the same month, Editor-in-Chief Adam Moss left the organization.
The magazine joins the likes of VICE, which recently laid off 250 employees, as well as BuzzFeed and HuffPost, both of which have recently cut staff.
The journalists will have to find new work elsewhere. They can learn the art of computer linguistics here.
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More than 40 College and Young Republican Groups Sign Letter Demanding Action on Big Tech Censorship from Senate GOP
Calling out Silicon Valley’s election interference.
Almost 50 youth conservative organizations, ranging from Young to College Republican Chapters and America First student groups, signed onto an open letter on Friday demanding action from Senate Republicans on Big Tech censorship and political authoritarianism.
The young conservatives and nationalists cited the recent suppression of the Hunter Biden email scandal, with platforms such as Twitter implementing an unprecedented level of political censorship to squelch a New York Post report detailing insider foreign business dealings and Joe Biden’s knowledge of them.
Read the letter in its entirely here.
In a statement provided to Big League Politics, College Republicans United at Arizona State University emphasized the need for conservatives to unite against the authoritarian alliance of the Democratic Party and Silicon Valley tech monopolies.
“Democrats use to be the loudest critics of ‘Corporate America’ trampling on the rights of average Americans. These days they are nothing more then corporate apologists who protect crony capitalism.”
Populist Senator Josh Hawley has taken point in the drive to hold Silicon Valley oligarchs to account for their censorship of the American people, but the anti-Big Tech movement has been hamstrung by malcontents within the Senate GOP caucus unwilling to do little more than whine about censorship, while actively undermining a policy solution.
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