Layoffs Hit CNNi

Word is that the entire CNN International desk was laid off in Atlanta.

CNN Commentary writes that Deborah Rayner, the SVP of international newsgathering for CNN, broke some painful news to the staff, telling them they were laid off and encouraged to apply for new jobs and positions.

This move is seen as part of the network’s restructuring, and some of the work is expected to be taken up by employees out of the network’s London and Hong Kong bureaus.

Thirty people are affected by this, including supervisors and desk editors; the last day for them will be March 27. The re-hire announcement is expected to be March 28.