NPR Cancels Four Podcasts in Biggest Wave of Layoffs in Decades

From a Washington Post story by Paul Farhi headlined “NPR cancels 4 podcasts in biggest wave of layoffs in decades”:

NPR said it would stop production on a series of podcasts, including “Invisibilia,” an early hit, as part of a broad cutback it signaled was coming last month.

Faced with a projected $30 million decline in revenue, the Washington-based audio and digital-news organization began laying off about 100 employees, or 10 percent of its staff, this week — among the largest reductions in its 53-year history. Managers have set aside three days this week to notify those affected across a number of departments; Thursday was the newsroom’s turn to get the bad news.