Media Relations Report: BBC to layoff 25 percent of its PR department One-fourth of the media company’s 185 PR and communications staffers will be cut, according to The Guardian. By Michael SebastianJuly 28, 2011 SHARE Ragan Insider Premium Content The layoffs are part of the BBC’s effort to save £4m. To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.