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Major Layoffs Hit Canada’s Rogers Media

Rogers Media has announced it has laid off 94 employees, making up about 2 percent of its workforce. The cuts will lead to programming changes at a few of their stations. Both The Ottawa Citizen and MetroNews Halifax report that “1310 News” CIWW Ottawa and “News 95.7” CJNI will replace their midday news programming with a simulcast of Sports talk from “Sportsnet 590” CJCL Toronto. President Keith Pelley sent the following memo out in regards to the cuts: At Rogers Media, we are committed to delivering world-class content to consumers. It’s a new era in the media industry, one that is challenging yet full of opportunity. These changes are driven by the rapid pace of technological advancement, the increase in global choices for consumers, and an ever-chang...[Read More]