Florida’s media layoffs will impact local coverage during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. As advertisers in the tourism, hospitality and retail sectors pull back from advertising, the layoffs of talented journalists, even at the online level, will continue to rise.
While print newspapers have been in difficult economic conditions for 20 years, the certainty of advertising revenues falling has already resulted in layoffs in Florida cities, including our market papers.
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– David Johnson, DJGroup