A global news organization that has already announced it will shut down a key outlet in the U.S. has announced it will cut about 500 jobs. The New York Times reports that Al Jazeera announced the moves Sunday as part of a reorganization that the company attributes to the changing media landscape.
“The news came on the heels of the network’s announcement that it would shutter its cable news wing in the United States, Al Jazeera America, which had struggled to gain a meaningful viewership since it started two and a half years ago,” The Times notes. The shutdown of AJA was announced in January.
The latest announcement mainly affects employees at the company’s headquarters in Qatar, the report notes. Founded in 1996, the company, which is owned in part by the ruling family of Qatar, reportedly has more than 70 bureaus worldwide.