Yesterday, Current TV dropped the news to several of its employees that its web division is being drastically cut. Anything not affiliated with one of their TV franchises will be swept out the door — which may also include their hip online green community.
Even more telling, one of the people most responsible for crafting Current’s GREEN channel, Leah Lamb, received the bad news that she’s being let go. “Yesterday I learned that current.com is changing direction, and will stop producing original content on channels that are not affiliated with their TV franchises,” she wrote on her blog. “So I say goodbye to the green channel which I helped create, to an online community I have become endeared to, and to a platform I believe in. Luckily, I’m a firm believer that change is for the better.”
The layoffs follow a grand exit of over 80 Current TV employees back in November.
We have no idea if green content will continue to be a part of the network going forward, an odd thought considering Al Gore started the company; but if anyone’s looking for a rockin’ green producer, Leah Lamb is your gal.