The Washington Post began laying off staffers on Tuesday morning, according to a source familiar with the situation, anticipated cuts that have had the newsroom on edge for weeks and heightened frustration with management. A spokesperson for the Post did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Bezos, who bought the Post in 2013, sat in on the morning news meeting alongside Ryan and Buzbee, and also met with top editors and a political reporter. Bezos’s visit has only added to the media attention on the paper, with The New York Post speculating Monday about Bezos “may” sell the Post in order to buy a football team. This article was updated with response from the Post Guild and details from Sally Buzbee’s memo to staff.
Source: Washington Post January 24, 2023 20:36 UTC