The Wall Street Journal has cut between 20 and 40 staff members in recent weeks, according to people with knowledge of the matter, as part of a re-evaluation of its newsroom that came at the end of its financial year.

Some of those laid off were informed at the end of last week, the final days of the newspaper’s fiscal year. According to two people with knowledge of the cuts, the layoffs have not been announced to the newsroom staff, which the company says numbers 1,800.

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