The Washington Submit is making a spherical of layoffs, and slicing its online game label Launcher within the course of, in response to Axios media reporter Sara Fischer.
Fischer posted to her Twitter account a memo Washington Submit government editor Sally Buzbee despatched to workers as we speak saying that the outlet is shedding 20 individuals from the newsroom and won’t fill an extra 30 open positions that had been listed.
Whereas the memo doesn’t point out Launcher, Fischer cited two sources with saying the Submit is sunsetting each the gaming label and KidsPost, a bit written for college kids in grades 2 by means of 7.
The Submit introduced Launcher in 2019, billing it as “a devoted part that goals to recalibrate the dialog with classically educated journalists who had been raised on video games.”
Gaming media has been hit by quite a few layoffs in latest months, with IGN, Polygon, GameByte, Recreation Informer, Future, Fanbyte, Vice, and G4 all seeing cuts since final July, with G4 being shut down totally lower than a 12 months after its relaunch.
Most lately, final week noticed layoffs at GameSpot and Large Bomb, with one other spherical of cuts at Polygon father or mother Vox Media.