Orlando Weekly Lays Off 13 Staff Members Over Coronavirus

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Sadly, due to the Coronovirus pandemic and the hit to the economy the Orlando Weekly had to furlough 13 staff members today.

Here is their statement:

For those of you unfamiliar with the publication The Orlando Weekly is a free publication and website. That means it relies on advertises and businesses to stay open. Now that a lot of businesses are closed it has hit the 30 year old publication hard.
Those employees that remain are “across the company are taking pay cuts and covering multiple roles for the time being.”

Orlando Weekly publisher Graham Jarrett offered this statement:

In Orlando Weekly’s 30-year history, this is the absolutely unthinkable coming to pass. Never in our wildest dreams did we anticipate this, and I am heartbroken to have to furlough these hard-working, talented people. My hope is that in the very near future, we can go back to business as usual. We have always been a small, scrappy staff that accomplishes way more than we should, and this will never be truer than in the coming weeks and months. We remain committed to Orlando’s arts, culture, entertainment, music, dining and nightlife communities and we intend to continue working tirelessly to deliver high-quality journalism to the city we love, as well as outstanding service and results to the businesses we serve.
We here at Pirates and Princesses are saddened to hear that this happened. We have gotten many news leads from the Orlando Weekly and we appreciate everything they and their employees have done.
Thank you.
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Kambrea Pratt
Disney has been a big part of my life for years--from family trips to WDW to growing up on Disney classics, TV, and movies. Prior to Pirates and Princesses I successfully ran social media and websites since 2010. I've also been a public speaker and presenter since 2007. I'm the co-host for the YouTube channel Clownfish TV as well as the podcast/ Youtube Pirates and Princesses (PNP) channel. Former contributor, online personality and acting social media manager at The Kingdom Insider (which we built from the ground up and ran from 1997-2019 --Thom didn't quit FYI) Pirates and Princesses was started by my husband and I several years ago. We loved Disney and wanted to honestly cover all aspects from pop-culture to the parks from a consumer focused stance. Living OUR happily ever after getting to do what we love with our two kids! Creating fun content and building new things. Certified art teacher, and mom. Opinions are all mine.

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