Crisis Communications Report: Yahoo cuts half its communications staff Massive layoffs at the Internet giant this week will deeply affect the PR staff, according to Advertising Age. By Michael SebastianApril 6, 2012 SHARE Ragan Insider Premium Content One department getting a huge makeover is communications, with CEO Scott Thompson cutting about half the current staff. Among those leaving is its chief, Eric Brown and a key deputy, Nina Blackwell. 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.