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Jeff Zeleny to ABC News

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YankeeFan, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    More money? Better hours? Or, is even a top political writer at the Times fearful about his future in newspapers?

  2. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    All of the above?
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Even in the Times' heyday, you'd have a hard time finding anyone who would turn down a network offer, wouldn't you? TV pay has always dwarfed newspapers.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Am I wrong to detect a tone of condescension in Jill Abramson's comment? That Zeleny is great on TV and here's how you know: The great Jill Abramson deigns to send him "mash notes" (I had never heard that term until I read that comment, but it appeared again in today's Times in a different context) after seeing him do his cute little turns on camera.
  5. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Maybe at the upper levels.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Another factor that shouldn't be overlooked is the Times' recent buyouts with several top editors leaving.
  7. Liut

    Liut Active Member

    Yeah, Fred Graham to CBS immediately came to mind. IIRC, James Wooten to ABC, as well, although Wooten may have been the other way around. I'm not sure.
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