NEW YORK CITY – In the wake of recent layoffs of journalists in various media companies including Buzzfeed and Huffington Post, the New York based Coding Academy is offering tuition discounts to the unemployed journalists.
“It is really sad to see these journalists lose their jobs. Luckily we teach skills that are actually useful and therefore marketable. If you are looking for a great career, we recommend that you learn to code,” said academy representative to Mendaco Press.
Verizon Media, which owns Yahoo and the Huffington Post, slashed 7 percent of its workforce. BuzzFeed also announced that it will cut 15 percent of its workforce, including jobs in journalism. Other media outlets have also made similar cuts.
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