UH-OH: #NeverTrumper Glenn Beck Makes Major Job Cuts at The Blaze
It appears bashing President Trump on a daily basis is bad for business. A new report by Poynter reveals Beck has made sizable job cuts at both The Blaze and Mercury Arts.
Glenn Beck announced that he laid off a sizable portion of the workforce at his production company and conservative-learning news outlet on Thursday, citing the “structural challenges facing media companies today.”
He laid off slightly more than 20 percent of the combined workforce of The Blaze, a right-wing multiplatform news organization, and Mercury Radio Arts, his production company.
Under the heading “disrupt, or be disrupted,” Beck noted that the past year has been hard on his business and emphasized the necessity of innovation.
“This year has been one of the hardest years of my life,” he wrote. “I’ve learned so much about myself, my friends and coworkers, and basic human nature. I have also learned a lot about my business and what I believe it will take to succeed in tomorrow’s America. The industrial revolution took 100 years to unfold; industry-altering change now occurs in days, not centuries.”
For over a year, it’s been known that The Blaze is in turmoil.
From The Huffington Post:
Glenn Beck’s website The Blaze is coming apart, suffering from a lack of editorial direction, staff attrition and internal discord, according to sources inside the news outlet
The site, which Beck launched in 2010 to serve as the conservative counterpart to The Huffington Post, has dropped from 25 employees on its editorial side to just six. A source inside The Blaze, who requested anonymity for fear of retribution, told HuffPost that the mood among the rapidly diminishing news team is somber.
“The few people who are still left are looking for an exit because they know The Blaze is over,” the source said. “They haven’t told us straight up that they’re done with us, but all the signs point to it, and they’re not replacing people who are laid off or get out.”
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