A number of larger media companies became part of the economic carnage this week — announcing show cancellations, store closings, and more layoffs both in the U.S. and abroad. This round touches a variety of content platforms, including radio, TV and magazines.
— Plug gets pulled on “BusinessWeekTV” : BusinessWeek is pulling the plug on “BusinessWeek TV” to keep the focus (and ad revenues) on its core print and online products. The personal finance-based series will run its course through the rest of the year, but executive producer Eric Gonon and eight others will lose their jobs, per The Post.
– Rodale cuts: Health and wellness publisher Rodale is cutting about 10 percent of its staff, the company announced today, which amounts to about 115 people. It is eliminating or consolidating some divisions including operations, IT, customer service and some publishing departments. The company is the publisher of Men