Layoffs hit staffers at a number of major media companies last week.
Buzzfeed is laying off some 15 percent of its staff, according to CNN and other sources.
BuzzFeed had a staff of around 1450.
The cut included everyone on the national news team, according to a tweet from Marisa Carroll, who was deputy national editor with BuzzFeed. “After 4 years at BuzzFeed News, today I was laid off along with the rest of the national team and many more brilliant reporters and editors. I'm so proud of what we've done here, the tweet said.
Verizon Media said it will cut around seven percent of its employees, meaning about 750 people, according to HuffPost. Verizon owns Yahoo, HuffPost, AOL. HuffPost reported that it had lost some 20 staffers in the U.S. and one in Canada. HuffPost said it wasn’t clear where all the layoffs would land in the end.
Meanwhile, Gannett, owner of USA Today and the nation’s biggest newspaper chain, cuts jobs at papers around the country. “The cuts were not minor,” Poynter reported. The Arizona Republic and the Indianapolis Star were among those affected, KJZZ Radio and Fox 59 reported. Gannett Co. got an unsolicited offer to buy the company from MNG Enterprises, known as Digital First Media, USA Today reported Jan. 13.