by Wednesday at 5:48 pm•
A grim portent for the free press: BuzzFeed is going to lay off 15 percent of its staff, or, around 200 employees. The move is meant to trim costs. There's not much more information at the moment. It's wild though because BuzzFeed raked in over $300 million in revenue in 2018 which is a 15 percent increase from 2017, according to the New York Times.
Upstream takes a hiatus: Paul Allen's Pioneer Square music fest isn't happening in 2019. It's only been around for two years, but it's already time for Upstream to rest. The festival announced in a press release today that it would be "taking a break." Upstream may grace Pioneer Square again in the future. Rest easy, Upstream, we hardly knew ye.
Heads up, measles are afoot: There are 23 cases of measles in Clark County. The outbreak there is mostly hitting unvaccinated children (vaccinate your kids, idiots!!!) but a 50-something-year-old man in King County has contracted the disease.Continue reading »