Bloomberg TV, CNN Face Layoffs
Here come tales of two TV-based layoffs as channels shift priorities. First, Bloomberg TV has cut up to 30 newsroom staffers in its shift to to "a digital-centric newsroom," writes TVNewser's Chris Ariens. Plan is to "add 13 new positions and create a Digital Video Desk focused on moving video productions to web platforms, including tablets, smartphones and desktops."
Next, CNN let go "dozens of employees... in its documentary units," writes Alex Wesprin. The network's trimmed-down doc team will rely primarily on acquisition rather than production, though there will be "a second team dedicated to investigative reporting on weekdays."