COVID-19 newsroom cutbacks tracker
The Tow Center for Digital Journalism, based at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, is conducting a project to track newsrooms lay-offs and cutbacks during the period of the COVID-19 /Coronavirus pandemic.

Examples of the types of action we are tracking include, but are not limited to:

– Lay-offs
– Pay cuts
– Furloughs
– Reductions in print frequency

Please fill out as much of the form below as possible.

We are extremely grateful for any contributions.

Thank you,
Tow Center for Digital Journalism
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Name of news outlet affected *
Location of outlet
Action taken (tick all that apply) *
Additional information (e.g. no. of layoffs and/or proportion of newsroom laid off, size of pay cuts, specific changes made to print run). Please provide as much detail as possible
Date of action (leave blank if unknown)
Link to corresponding article/announcement
Your details (voluntary)
The boxes below provide an opportunity for you to attach your personal details to this contribution. Doing so is entirely voluntary.

Personal information will be kept securely by the Tow Center and will not be shared. If you provide your personal information but later decide you would like to have it removed, please contact Sara Rafsky (
Email address
Follow-up (if applicable)
Findings from this project will be published in the Columbia Journalism Review and the final write-up will have an interview component. If you have been personally impacted by the action described in this form, please indicate below if any of the follow-up options apply.
Follow-up options
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