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Illustration: Katie Carey

The Human Toll of the 2019 Media Apocalypse

More than 3,000 journalists lost their jobs this year. These are some of their stories.

Being a journalist in 2019 meant working under the gun. In January, over a thousand journalists lost their jobs as layoffs hit Gannett, BuzzFeed, AOL, and HuffPost. Vice laid off 250 employees in February; New York Media laid off 32 employees in…