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If the New York Times can fold sports inside another section, what's next?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Pendleton, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Pendleton

    Pendleton Member


    Media Mob has learned that The New York Times will make an announcement later today that it plans to cut the number of sections it has in the paper during some days of the week and it will fold in the Metro Section and Sports section into other sections of the newspaper.

    According to newsroom sources, the Metro Section is moving into the A-section and the Sports section will move into the Business section for some portion of the week.

    The move is being made to save money on printing. According to one newsroom source, neither metro editor Joe Sexton nor sports editor Tom Jolly was "thrilled with the decision, but they understood."

    According to the source, no content will be lost in either section. And though the placement of both Metro and Sports will be affected, the section consolidation will apparently allow for later deadlines for some days, and allow for the possibility of more breaking news in the paper.
  2. Sports is already in Metro four days a week, right? The Saturday (national) paper is only two sections, too, I think.

  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The New York Times has a separate sports section?
  4. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    Doesn't affect me. My edition always has a deadline so early that anything from the night before never made it, making the section itself two pages and inside another.
  5. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    I have never seen a separate NYT sports section other than Sunday or Monday.
  6. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    In the aftermath of 9-11 they needed an extra section (press configurations problem) and they ran the sports cover on the back of another section (metro or business, can't remember). So it wasn't inside. It was either the front or the back page depending on how you held it.
  7. Isn't sports always inside of C or something like that?
  8. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    This is a sign of things to come boys and girls. Once the Times does something, you know other papers follow its lead.
  9. EditingTool

    EditingTool New Member

    The national edition doesn't have a standalone sports section except for Sundays and Mondays.
    This affects only the City edition, which has its own section every day -- at least until October.
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I suspect its only matter of time. Look, there used to be a time when there were no ads on section fronts. That changed. There used to be a time when there were no ads on the front page. That changed.
    Is see it as an evolution of the industry and an unfortunate one at that.
  11. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    mrscottnewman will not be pleased.
  12. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Is he ever pleased?
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