Huffington Post shutters opinion, health sections

Huffington Post laid off its entire commentary and healthcare teams Thursday. “As of this morning, HuffPost's opinion section is no more. I and the rest of the team have been let go,” the former head of the opinion section at Huffington Post, Bryan Maygers, tweeted. “I spent the last few years reporting on two of the most pressing issues in public health — gun violence and the opioid crisis — and today @HuffPost eliminated its health team,” former senior public health reporter at Huffington Post, Erin Schumaker, posted to Twitter Thursday, adding that she was in the market for a new job. The cutbacks at Huffington Post come just a day after Verizon Communications, a telecommunications corporation that includes AOL, Yahoo, and Huffington Post, said Wednesday it would be cutting around 7 percent of its digital media operations. “Our goal is to create the best experiences for our consumers and the best platforms for our customers. Read more here >>>

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