Layoffs at Birmingham News, al.com and Alabama Public Television

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Layoffs at Birmingham News, al.com and Alabama Public Television

It’s been a tumultuous week for journalism in Alabama. On Tuesday, Advance Publications fired 400 people at the Birmingham News, Huntsville Times, Mobile Press-Register and their affiliate website al.com. And yesterday, news broke that Alabama Public Television fired two top executives possibly because they refused to air controversial religious programs.