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N.Y. Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Wonderlic, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Wonderlic

    Wonderlic Member


    NEW YORK - The New York Times will cut the size of its news staff by 8 percent by the end of the year.

    It will offer voluntary buyouts at first but resort to layoffs if it cannot meet the target of 100 positions. That's according to a memo sent to staff Monday.

    The Times, flagship of The New York Times Co., trimmed 100 jobs last year and has cut another 100 from the newspaper's business operations. But it still maintains one of the largest news operations in the country.
  2. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Can't wait to start paying for content again from the streamlined news operation. ::)
  3. Babs

    Babs Member

    I know I shouldn't be surprised by these cuts, but yet I still am.
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    So, back to the topic...ugh. Curious to see how that affects the product. I'll know the paper has slipped when I can actually read the entire thing in one sitting. Nowhere near that point yet.
  5. podunk press

    podunk press Active Member

    100 is a bit much all at once. That's the only reason I'm surprised.

    Then again, I hail from a newsroom of about 20.
  6. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Well, on the bright side, this is the first batch of layoffs I've heard of in a while :-\.
  7. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Here's the problem. It gives every CEO and Publisher a line in the upcoming memos.
    An "out," if you will:

  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Guess NY has to pay for the inability to dump Boston.
  9. GuessWho

    GuessWho Active Member

    Anyone hearing how/if their sports section will be hit?
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Be afraid. When the Times sneezes, many organizations cough. This won't end well.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    And they're going to keep Rhoden?
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