“We’re drinking now”: The oldest newspaper in New Orleans just fired its entire staff – VICE News
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Times-Picayune staffers were shocked, employees told VICE News, with some crying in the newsroom and others tweeting out the sad news. The staff went to a bar across the street to commiserate about the work the newspaper had produced amid intense financial pressure in recent years.
“We’re drinking now,” one former staffer said on Thursday night. “There’s not much else to do.”