PBS NewsHour told its staff today that it will be streamlining its operations--closing offices and eliminating some jobs--to make use of new digital technologies.
The restructuring comes after a year's review of how NewsHour functions.
NewsHour will eliminate its Denver and San Francisco offices and several jobs in Washington D.C. While NewsHour will continue to sends its correspondents into farflung parts of the world, it will work with independent journalists as well.
A press statement says, "It is hard to be losing some colleagues who have been valued for a long time. However, we believe the changes will strengthen our ability to adapt and grow as a journalistic institution. The NewsHour remains committed to delivering the same kind of in-depth reporting our viewers and supporters expect from us."