Acknowledging layoffs at NPR
AILSA CHANG, HOST:
We want to take a moment now to acknowledge what a difficult week it has been here at NPR. As an organization, we are losing around 10% of our staff.
MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:
And that includes several of the people who have worked tirelessly to bring you ALL THINGS CONSIDERED for years.
CHANG: Now, other news organizations are reporting on what's happening here, and we will have that for you, too.
KELLY: NPR's media reporter David Folkenflik will join us tomorrow, once layoff announcements are largely complete, and we can bring you a more fulsome story about what is going on and what's to come.
CHANG: And throughout it all, we remain committed to our deeply held mission to serve the public in partnership with our member stations. Thank you all out there for listening.
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