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New York Times to Shrink Width of Pages, Cut Jobs
Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/18/06 | EagleUSA

Posted on 07/18/2006 10:13:38 AM PDT by EagleUSA

NEW YORK -- The New York Times plans to shrink the size of its pages in 2008, making them one-and-a-half inches narrower, the newspaper said in its Tuesday edition.

The company, which publishes the Boston Globe and International Herald Tribune in addition to its flagship paper, also reported that its earnings climbed 1% in the second quarter from a year earlier amid a charge related to previously announced job cuts. Overall revenue increased 1.6%, while revenue from the recently acquired About.com Web site continued to skyrocket, shooting up 63% from a year earlier.

The Times expects the changes it announced today to save the company $42 million a year. The company said it will consolidate all of its printing facilities in the New York metro area into its newest production facility in College Point, Queens, and sublease an older plant in Edison, N.J.

About 250 jobs, or one-third of its production staff, will be eliminated. Severance and other consolidation costs will result in charges, the Times said, but added that it hadn't yet determined the scope and timing of such charges.

The size reduction would mean a loss of 11% of the space devoted to news, but the newspaper plans to add pages to make up for about half of that loss.

"That's a number that I think we can live with quite comfortably," Executive Editor Bill Keller was quoted as saying. "The smaller news space would require tighter editing and putting some news in digest form." The article, noting that USA Today and the Washington Post have also reduced the size of their pages, pointed to rising newsprint costs and the loss of readers and ad dollars to the Internet.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ha; haha; hahaha; liberals; lies; msm; nyt
Well, maybe this is a harbinger of good times ahead...the NYT is running out of treasonous bull excrement to fill its pages, so they must be shrunken. It is a real tragedy for America that the NYT is doing badly and having to cut back.
1 posted on 07/18/2006 10:13:42 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

I guess they'll have to double the lies to make up for it.


2 posted on 07/18/2006 10:15:30 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: EagleUSA
Will the smaller size still allow it to be used as fish wrap?


3 posted on 07/18/2006 10:17:07 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Will the smaller size still allow it to be used as fish wrap?
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The paper even makes the fish smell worse -- so don't use it. My dog, who is an American patriot, will not even pee on THAT paper...it no longer serves any uselful purpose.


4 posted on 07/18/2006 10:19:37 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

Looks like my dog is going to have to be more accurate in the future.


5 posted on 07/18/2006 10:25:05 AM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: EagleUSA
The New York Times plans to shrink the size of its pages

No doubt the left side of the page will not shrink.

6 posted on 07/18/2006 10:29:03 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

"Dinosaur media" ping.


7 posted on 07/18/2006 10:29:57 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: EagleUSA

Layoffs, downsizing, plummeting circulation..... Brilliant Punchie...saving trees for the global enviroment.

8 posted on 07/18/2006 10:30:22 AM PDT by tflabo (Take authority that's ours)
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To: John Jorsett
Looks like my dog is going to have to be more accurate in the future.

Now, that's funny!
9 posted on 07/18/2006 10:31:08 AM PDT by smartin (The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.)
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To: theDentist
The New York Times plans to shrink the size of its pages in 200

Small pages for small minds?

10 posted on 07/18/2006 10:31:36 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: EagleUSA
"New York Times to Shrink Width of Pages.."

It'll fit in litter boxes easier.

11 posted on 07/18/2006 10:48:12 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: mass55th
This big?


12 posted on 07/18/2006 10:52:29 AM PDT by Stallone (Mainstream Media is dead. I helped kill it.)
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To: Stallone
Or this big?


13 posted on 07/18/2006 10:54:31 AM PDT by Stallone (Mainstream Media is dead. I helped kill it.)
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To: EagleUSA

good! Perhaps now they will run out of paper before getting to the classified part


14 posted on 07/18/2006 10:57:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: EagleUSA

I was composing a remark about their manhood . . . but I'm too much of a gentleman to post it. (I'm thinkin' it though.)

We'll just settle for "less treason and cowardice for your money."


15 posted on 07/18/2006 10:59:38 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Having a Kerry/Edwards bumpersticker on your car is like having "Born Loozer" tatooed on your arm.)
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To: EagleUSA
The NYT "shrunk" a long, long time ago, in my opinion.

The only thing that I might believe that they print is their Obit column and soumt outrageous advertisements.

16 posted on 07/18/2006 11:00:46 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: EagleUSA

"But the Times has pledged that despite these cut-backs, there will be no diminishing of their role as the most important intelligence gatherer for Al Qaeda."


17 posted on 07/18/2006 11:05:00 AM PDT by MikeA (Not voting out of anger in November is a vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House)
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To: MikeA

So true!


18 posted on 07/18/2006 11:13:12 AM PDT by talleyman (Kerry & the Surrender-Donkey Treasoncrats - trashing the troops for 40 years.)
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To: EagleUSA

"My daddy gave me this newspaper. It's mine. And I am a poofer... heheheeee!"


19 posted on 07/18/2006 11:15:15 AM PDT by avacado
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To: EagleUSA
" . . . making them one-and-a-half inches narrower, the newspaper said in its Tuesday edition."

To match their shrinking point of view, I suspect. Tabloid-size in six months. Next year, a monthly, in-house organ for its retired alumni.

20 posted on 07/18/2006 11:26:53 AM PDT by Eastbound
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To: EagleUSA

If they're saving money by reducing page size, why don't they save a lot more money by not printing anything at all?


21 posted on 07/18/2006 11:40:31 AM PDT by curmudgeonII (One man...and the Lord...are a majority.)
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To: Stallone

ROFL!!


22 posted on 07/18/2006 2:30:18 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: EagleUSA

The NYT has been a tabloid for some time. Now the page size will match the reality. Maybe it can get some quality control help from the National Enquirer.


23 posted on 07/18/2006 6:38:12 PM PDT by labard1
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To: Alberta's Child
"Dinosaur media"

And I hope it becomes extinct in the very near future.

24 posted on 07/18/2006 7:25:32 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: EagleUSA

Their audience shrinks every day. I predict there will be more layoffs.


25 posted on 07/18/2006 7:37:16 PM PDT by kempo
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To: Victoria Delsoul
And I hope it becomes extinct in the very near future.

It's well on its way.

26 posted on 07/18/2006 8:23:02 PM PDT by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: mass55th

27 posted on 07/20/2006 8:40:06 AM PDT by Stallone (Mainstream Media is dead. I helped kill it.)
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