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Newspapers suffering from post-Trump hangover

They didn’t like him, but he gave them miles of great copy. And apparently, kept them employed.

Who wants to read about Joe Biden?

According to the Washington Free Beacon:

The Washington Post began to lay off some employees on Tuesday, less than a week after billionaire owner Jeff Bezos made an appearance at a newsroom meeting. The paper is eliminating 20 existing positions and will leave another 30 vacancies unfilled.

Post publisher Fred Ryan announced in mid-December that the company was preparing to lay off a “single-digit percentage” of its 2,500-person staff. In November, the Post shuttered its Sunday magazine and fired 10 staffers, including the paper’s “Pulitzer Prize-winning dance critic.”

The journalism industry has been wracked by layoffs since President Joe Biden took office and former president Donald Trump retreated from public view. CNN fired hundreds of staffers in December; Vox Media did the same earlier this month, citing the “economic climate.”

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