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March 28, 2008
It was another typically brutal week for the media business, with layoffs and ugly departures striking magazines, television, deep-pocketed cable news start-ups, and even one of the great dot.com survivors. That last one would be CNET, which dispatched 10 percent of its workforce on Wednesday -- equal to 120 employees -- with no prior notice. They were the sacrificial lambs in a company-wide restructuring... Staffers are also unhappy at Al-Jazeera English, the highly touted international spin-off of the Qatar-based Arabic news channel. Its highest-profile American hire, ex-CBS Newser David Marash, has decided not to renew ...
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