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April 28, 2020 10:48 am  #1


Buffalo TV Newsroom Starts "Rotating Furloughs" For On Air Staff

As far as I know, this hasn't really started in any Toronto newsrooms. But in Buffalo, one of the city's leading TV stations is placing almost all of its star newsroom staffers on rotating one-week "furloughs" as the COVID-19 disaster continues to bite into their bottom line. Management at all the company's outlets are also taking a pay cut during the crisis.

This kind of semi-layoff has been more often featured in radio in the past few weeks. It's the first time I've heard about it in the more visual medium. A sad sign of the times, I suppose, and it comes just when news is more important than ever.

Furloughs to start affecting WGRZ staffing