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Vice Sports Hit Hard Amid Layoffs

Vice Media laid off approximately 60 employees.

Update: Earlier it was reported that Vice Media was shutting down its sports vertical based on a tweet from former Vice Sports editor-in-chief Jorge Arangure, but that appears not to be the case. The title has been updated to reflect this.

As Variety reported earlier today, Vice Media is laying off two percent of its staff to expand video production, and part of that two precent apparently includes many in Vice Sports.

Jorge Arangure, Vice Sports' editor-in-chief, announced earlier on Twitter that he had lost his job and that the site "will cease to exist."

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He later clarified:

Vice Sports was launched in the summer of 2014.

The Vice Media layoffs are the most recent in what has been a bad year for online sportswriting. ESPN, Sports Illustrated and Yahoo have all had to make editorial cuts as many media outlets are pivoting to video.