Rumblings today that layoffs are taking place at CNN. Both ICN and What’s Happening At CNN have received tips that layoffs are going on.
We get so many tips from people wanting to push agendas or cause a stink and rain on someone’s parade and 99% of them never get published because it’s just unsourced rumor mongering. So I sat on this one (not knowing about the tip in to WHAC) for a while until I could see if it started popping up elsewhere. And it has. Over on Medialine someone wrote in that this is because of a re-organization spurned on by three hour long “The Situation With Wolf Blitzer” originating from D.C. and that some people were offered transfers to Washington but most didn’t take CNN up on it.
UPDATE: TVNewser is getting the rumors too. In fact one of his tipsters sent the exact same tip written the exact same way in to ICN. Guess they really want to get this story out…
UPDATE 2: Remember what I wrote earlier about agendas? Well, according to info sent to TVNewser, it seems that the original characterization that both TVNewser and ICN got about this being as bad as 2001, is way off the mark. TVNewser pulled that stat from his blog and I’m doing the same….