Newseum cuts workforce by 10%

November 20, 2008

We know it’s a rough time to be in the media. Now the Newseum is commemorating these difficult times by getting in on the job-cutting fun itself.

prohibition newspaperNineteen employees at the Washington, D.C. media museum have accepted buyouts, and another two have retired, resulting in a 10% workforce reduction, according to FishbowlDC.

The Newseum just opened up a shiny new building on Capitol Hill back in April, moving from Arlington, Va. Swimmin’ Hole! visited last month, and the place is a must-see for any news or journalism junkie. Highlights include 9/11 front pages surrounding World Trade Center debris and a collection of newspapers from historic moments like the end of prohibition. Definitely check it out … while there are still staffers left to let you in.