NPR layoffs hit comms staff

WASHINGTON: The latest round of layoffs at National Public Radio (NPR) resulted in two job cuts in the organization's media relations and communications department.

WASHINGTON: The latest round of layoffs at National Public Radio (NPR) resulted in two job cuts in the organization's media relations and communications department. The cuts decreased the number of employees in the group to seven, said Danielle Deabler, senior manager of media relations at NPR.

The nonprofit said April 23 that it was laying off 13 employees and furloughing most staffers for five days in the upcoming five months. It laid off 7% of its staff – 64 employees – and eliminated two daily programs in December. NPR is trying to close a reported $8-million budget gap.

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