PRI lays off three in newsroom reorganization

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Public Radio International has laid off three journalists due to shifting priorities in its newsroom.

The layoffs were made “to make room for other positions that better met our needs,” PRI spokesperson Julia Yager said in an email.       

PRI confirmed that the employees let go were GlobalPost editor Lizzy Tomei‏, radio producer David Leveille and Isis Madrid, social media editor and reporter for Across Women’s Lives, a project for PRI’s The World.

PRI will add a GlobalPost Investigations editor, an editor for The World and a deputy editor for PRI.org. The hires will allow PRI “to respond better to today’s rapid news cycle and to do more in-depth investigative reporting,” Yager said.

PRI also made two part-time digital editors for PRI.org full-time, Yager said.