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New York Times Abruptly Fires Two Top Editors

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Riptide, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    The New York Times Fires Two Veteran Editors

    NEW YORK -- The New York Times abruptly fired two veteran editors on Thursday, a move that’s shocked the newsroom given the journalists’ years of dedication and because layoffs aren’t currently taking place.

    Kyle Massey and Vanessa Gordon, who were both assistant news editors, worked at The Times for 16 and 20 years, respectively. They were each notified on Thursday and had to leave the newsroom that day.

    Massey and Gordon both separately confirmed to The Huffington Post that they no longer work at The Times. They each declined to comment further.

    A Times spokeswoman said the paper does not comment on personnel issues.

    The two longtime editors played key roles in the print operation, which is currently being reorganized. Though the re-tooling of the print side may account for their positions being cut, management did not explain the decision to staffers Thursday, according to newsroom sources. Management's handling of the situation was out of character for The Times, sources said.
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