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Jack Curry taking buyout at NY Times?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by harbinger, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. harbinger

    harbinger Member


    He might not be the only one in sports who's out. From the article:

  2. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    This will give him more time to prank call Jay Horwitz.
  3. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Does seem like fewer Sports people voluntarily leave during most buyout rounds at most papers. I know that's a generalization, but that how it appears to me the past few years of all the job-shedding.

    Must mean we like what we do more than the rest. Or we're more masochistic, in the current times. Or we lack ambition to try something else. Or we know we're generally employable at anythying else. Or... or... or...
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    If you're not going to make room for Jack Curry, why even bother putting out a paper?
  5. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    Jack won't have any trouble getting another job. Great writer.
  6. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    But he's taking a buyout, right? His choice? I know that some "buyouts" are very nearly layoffs of the "...or else!'' variety. But that isn't the case here, is it?
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Semantics. If you're willing to let a Jack Curry go, regardless of reason, why bother trying?

    Derwood is right, and I'm sure Jack would land on his feet at ESPNNewYork, or something similar. Still disappointing from a paper that should be better than the rest.
  8. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Another instance of buyouts leading to the departure of a newsroom's best and brightest, the worst way possible for a business to cut labor costs. You don't always get only the early early-retirees who leave. You often get those who are most employable elsewhere and those who have confidence enough to go somewhere else or try something different. Guess that's magnanimous of an organization, to pay good people to leave, but it also is self-mutilating.
  9. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Maybe Jack will start a blog that's not a blog and bitterly rip the Times at every opportunity.

    Oh, wait, it's been done.
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Jack will be fine. He wouldn't take the buyout unless something else is in the works.
  11. funky_mountain

    funky_mountain Active Member

    joe lapointe is also on the list and will leave after the super bowl, according to gawker.

    the gawker list might not be complete but i didn't count close to 100 names, and in the original memo, nyt editor bill keller wrote:
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    We're definitely in agreement on this, regardless of the verbiage used to describe Curry's departure.
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