MTV News signs off for good

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MTV News signs off for good

Thirty-six years after MTV News was created by the cable channel MTV, the station has decided to shut down its news operations.

MTV News was shuttered this week as part of larger layoffs at parent company Paramount Global.

What launched as a single show in 1987 (The Week in Rock, led by correspondent Kurt Loder) eventually became a bona fide news outlet for Gen X and older millennials who found that traditional TV programming on the broadcast networks and CNN wasn’t cutting it.

MTV News was already significantly reduced in size back in 2017, when it largely abandoned a strategy to take on outlets like BuzzFeed and Vice with a team of digital journalists led by Grantland alum Dan Fierman.