In a heartbreaking announcement, MTV News, the iconic news division of MTV, is shutting down after 36 years since its launch in 1987.
The decision comes as part of significant cutbacks and mass layoffs by Paramount Global, which also owns CBS News.
MTV News initially began with a single program called “This Week in Rock,” hosted by Kurt Looter, a former Rolling Stone editor.
From there, it expanded its coverage to encompass music, pop culture, news, and politics, becoming a beloved alternative news source for Generation Z, Generation X, and millennials.
However, in recent years, MTV News had already experienced scaling back.
Despite Paramount Global’s success in streaming, the company continues to face economic challenges, mirroring the struggles of its industry counterparts.
The closure of MTV News marks the end of an era, leaving many fans nostalgic for the days when they relied on television and newspapers to stay informed.
As the news spreads, it serves as a reminder of the ever-evolving media landscape and the pressures faced by traditional outlets in an increasingly digital world.