NPR Laying Off 64 Employees, 7 Percent of Staff; Cancels Two Programs

Even NPR, which is underwritten by user contributions, station fees and sponsors, isn’t sheltered from the economic crisis, despite its audience growth in the last few years: it will reduce its workforce by 7 percent (about 64 employees out of NPR’s staff of 889) and will be cutting back on its expenses. The company said that a significant number of the personnel cuts result from the upcoming cancellation of two NPR produced programs


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