The Guardian is about to make major cuts to its U.S. operation, reducing staff by 30%, leaders announced in a meeting.
Around 50 jobs will be cut out across different departments. The cuts will be a combination of buyouts and layoffs. In 2011 it opened in US branch which later in 2014 received Pulitzer for breaking Edward Snowden’s leaks about NSA surveillance.
The union that represents journalists at Guardian U.S. responded to news of cuts by saying in a statement it was “deeply disappointed to learn of the company’s decision, considering the optimistic financial projections made to us within the last year.”
“However, management has committed to working with the union to decide how cuts will be made,” the statement said. “We are committed to fighting for fair and equitable treatment for the entire Guardian US editorial staff for as long as it takes.”