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Washington Post chief announces job cuts – and refuses to answer questions

By Ed Pilkington

15 Dec 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

The Guardian is reporting that turmoil at the Washington Post has intensified after the newspaper’s publisher announced substantial job cuts before quitting the meeting, refusing to take questions.

Turmoil at the Washington Post has intensified after a contentious town hall meeting on Wednesday in which the newspaper’s publisher, Fred Ryan, astounded staffers by announcing substantial job cuts to come, then quit the meeting, refusing to answer questions.

“This is embarrassing, this is embarrassing,” one staffer was heard saying as Ryan made his hasty exit, according to video footage posted on social media.

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