Author: Jeevan A. Robinson - MNI Media | Date: 23 July 2018
News has surfaced that The New York Daily Newspaper will be cutting half of its newsroom staff in an effort to spend more time on digital news.
Newspapers have been struggling in recent times as digital news takes over the media landscape. Revenue went down 22% between 2014 and 2016 at the New York Daily news, so in an email sent to staff on Monday, the paper's owners said they will now seek to focus more on breaking news involving “crime, civil justice and public responsibility.”
The paper's Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor have both been laid off.
According to reports in the AP, the email sent to staff stated: “Since the year began, we’ve worked hard to transform the New York Daily News into a truly digitally-focused enterprise - one that creates meaningful journalism, delivers it more quickly and more frequently, and develops new approaches to engage our readers.....We’ve gained a deeper understanding of our readership. We’ve redefined our structures. But we have not gone far enough.”