January 23rd, 2014
According to the Financial Times, CNN let go of more than forty senior journalists at the end of the year, with about half coming from sister network HLN, which Mediaite reported in November. CNN stressed that many of the employees, who worked in the Washington, Atlanta and Los Angeles officers, were close to retirement.
CNN stressed that it was not depleting its news gathering efforts.
“We’re expanding the definition of news,” a network spokesperson told FT’s Matthew Garrahan. “We’re not abandoning news by any stretch of the imagination…there will be more people working at CNN today than last year.”
[h/t Financial Times]