Text Journalists Fear (and Resent) The Great Pivot to Video

In June, MTV News announced in June it was shifting resources from long-form journalism to video, shedding around a dozen staffers in the process. As the targeted were called into an office one by one, a familiar feeling came over the newsroom. “There was a general atmosphere of ambient dread because half your friends have been fired this month already,” recalled an ex-staffer, who wasn’t allowed by MTV to speak publicly about the company.

 

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