AP Cuts Staff in Jerusalem, West Bank
As part of organization-wide layoffs
Among the layoffs this week at the Associated Press: One reporter in Jerusalem and another in the West Bank, we’re told. The news service is cutting dozens of positions in an effort to cut staffing costs by 10 percent worldwide. Rumor is that reporter Steve Weizman has been let go from the AP’s Jerusalem bureau (which remains relatively large) and that another staffer has been laid off in Nablus, one of a handful of reporters in the Palestinian territories. AP spokesman Paul Colford told Tablet Magazine he couldn’t confirm or deny whether the cuts had been made, but an email sent to Weizman’s AP address bounced back.