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STATEMENT ON ROGERS MEDIA LAYOFFS

Canadians are once again the losers as Rogers Media issued 75 layoffs on Thursday in a reorganization that cut one-third of its digital content and publishing team, says the Canadian Association of Journalists.

Journalists lost their jobs at Maclean’s, Chatelaine and a number of online-only titles as the company blamed continuing media industry headwinds “as print declines outpace digital growth."

This is the second round of layoffs at Rogers since 2016, when the company cut about 200 jobs - or four per cent of its workforce.

“This is disheartening and disappointing, and our hearts go out to our media colleagues who lost their jobs and those who now have to do more with less,” said Karyn Pugliese, president of the CAJ.

The CAJ is Canada's largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing nearly 600 members across the country. The CAJ's primary roles are to provide high-quality professional development for its members and public-interest advocacy.

For more information:

Karyn Pugliese, CAJ president

karyn@caj.ca

204-995-1071

SOURCE: Canadian Association of Journalists 

  

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