Skip to comments.NY Times staffers near mutiny as paper continues to slide into oblivion
Posted on 12/28/2011 8:32:21 AM PST by Nachum
The rocky, rickety boat that is the New York times has long been in peril of sinking. Now the Times staffers have sent a letter to publisher Arthur Sulzberger expressing "profound dismay" at the direction the company is headed.
The letter calls attention to several grievances. Last week, Times brass notified foreign citizens employed in the paper's overseas bureaus that their pensions would be frozen. In the letter, Times staffers dismayed by this decision point out to Sulzberger that some of these foreign employees, working alongside Times reporters in war zones, have "risked their lives so that we can do our jobs."
The open letter may have been prompted by this and other recent decisions, but it brought to the surface long-simmering tensions. In the past several years, staffers have faced temporary pay cuts, layoffs, and buyouts. They have worked since March without a new contract. Regarding ongoing negotiations, the letter notes that Sulzberger's "negotiators have demanded a freeze of our pension plan and an end to our independent health insurance." O'Meara said staffers did not receive a raise this year.
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May they all kill each other!
Good news at last.
Good news at last.
Welcome to the real world guys. Be glad you’ve got a job - a whole lot of people don’t.
Now, if CNN and MSNBC would just follow suit...
For years I bought books usually based upon the NYT bestsellers lists of which dominated the market shelves and bookstores.
Now that I have converted to E-books the NYT lists are meaningless, what I search for is independent authors with introductory or even free books, just to get themselves heard.
Die NYT, die in a blaze of old wrinkled yellow paper. You ate the the cookie on socialism plate.
Death to the Old Gray Whore. NYT-Obama must go!
The problem with the NY Times shrinking readership is its op ed page. Staffers should demand their heads.
The Times, like all dead-tree news outlets, is simply being replaced by technology. Their internal fights are death spasms.
That they are left-leaning is not so much the cause but the laugh line in the story.
Oh boo hoo...many Americans saw their salaries go down this year or their job completely gone.
I feel for them? NOT! I love how karma works. =.=
Now that the internet has exposed them as the whorenalist libtard propogandists that they are, they are going to whine and complain?
Too bad- you caused your OWN downfall.
A suggestion for the Slimes... try reporting NEWS without a slant for a change. You’d be surprised at the money you’ll make doing that.
Think of the left as a Jim Jones cult except you can leave thru the front gate and go home. Well since the cult left has been taken over by psychopaths who love nothing better than to call its 95% white readership racist for the smallest infraction of PC it is no suprise people are leaving. Everyday on the Left is a Mall of America and you better damn well not notice, but you damn well better suffer in silence.
NYT = Communist Kamikaze.
Whatever. I guess if the NYT goes out of business, no news really will be good news.
What a caricature of liberal attitudes. They are mad because they aren’t getting enough and resentful of other employees who are getting more than they do.
What, any of these whiners plan on giving up their gold plated pensions and health care plans? Perhaps even reduce their health care plans to something that ONLY costs $1000 a month? No?
Typical liberal ideology... Give them loads of stuff, but don’t you dare take one of my benefits away. When they look at those fellows who were risking their lives in war zones who might not get a pension now, I sure hope that at least one pauses to realize that this is probably JUST from the addition of sex change operation benefits to the company insurance plan. And when these guys hear the sad stories that health benefits are being slashed, they can take comfort that 12% of the staff claims to be gay to give roommates a free ride on the company health plan.
Once again, it is the unacknowledged personal greed that is hurting others.
“O’Meara said staffers did not receive a raise this year.”
I didn’t get a raise this year either. Nor did I get one last year, and the year before that I took a 5% cut. Forgive me if I am less than sympathetic to their plight...
How’s being a lying Marxist immoral propaganda yellow journalist sheet working out for ya NYT?
That's the funniest thing I've read in years. The communists at the Times are wailing that the eeeevil capitalists won't subsidize their health care.
Welcome to Russia, comrades.
[Now that I have converted to E-books the NYT lists are meaningless, what I search for is independent authors with introductory or even free books, just to get themselves heard.]
I now have three titles in publication on Amazon that NEVER would have seen the light of day given the liberal bent of publishers in general. There are 11 bios of Nancy Pelosi, I wrote the only bio of Harry Reid (think about that for a moment, why no one would consider the third most powerful man in the US bio worthy).
Die NYT, die a horrible death, and your little book reviews too!
Always appreciate good news to brighten up my day. Thanks.
Pinch and the family is in preparations to sell the paper to Carlos Slim.
In order to make the numbers work for Senor Slim, Pinch is slashing costs and dumping assets.
The best part is that 50% of the paid newsroom staff will be eliminated in order to right-size the NYT to the new operating environment.
2012 at the NYT will be fun to watch as Pinch moves forward on his sale to Senor Slim.
Trouble in Leftyland?
end to our independent health insurance....they shouldn’t worry about this. obamacare, which they supported, will cover them.
They should get all their rich lefty friends together and buy it. Looks like $1 billion should give them ownership. Then they can run it non-profit for the good of the employees. If their ideas for running a company are so great, show us how to make them work.
I wish unions and rich democrats would take this approach rather than complaining about how other people run companies. I’d guess unions could have bought up GM (with government dollars of course) and now be paying employees what ever they want.
I hope Slim converts it to an all Spanish language paper.
Can’t wait to see how Senor Slim remakes the Times. Just what NYC has always needed—a Mexican tabloid. If you want to see the Old Gray Lady in a couple of years, check out El Nuevo Alarma, which features graphic photos of Mexican drug violence (warning: some of the shots are extremely gory).
Alarma only has a circulation of about 80,000, but one of every four copies is sold in the U.S. I’m sure that’s come to Senor Slim’s attention. Mo Dowd’s column next to a full-color shot of a headless corpse? Sounds like a winner to me. But then again, how can you tell the difference?
Here are the (soon-to-be unemployed) NYT staffers who signed the letter to Pinch. Looks like they’ve given Pinch a nice starting point for the 50% staffing cutbacks that will be needed in order to make the sale to Carlos Slim work.
1. Bill O’Meara, NY Newspaper Guild President
2. Grant Glickson, Unit Chair
3. Reed Abelson, Reporter
4. Michael Abrams, Culture backfield editor
5. David Alinkofsky, Staff Assistant
6. Craig Allen, Photo Producer
7. Richard Aloisio, Art Director
8. Lizette Alvarez, National correspondent
9. Benjamin Anastas, Contractor / Staff Editor
10. Daphne Angles, European photo editor
11. Peter Applebome, Reporter, Metro
12. Randy Archibold, Foreign Correspondent
13. Crystal Arroyo, News Assistant
14. Nancy Bachrach, Retiree
15. Jessica Bagdorf
16. Marlene Bagley, Staff Editor
17. Charles Bagli, Reporter
18. Vikas Bajaj, Foreign Correspondent
19. William Baker, Technology
20. Nada Bakri, Cotnract writer
21. Zena Barakat, Video Journalist
22. Walter Baranger, Assistant to the Editor
23. Deborah Barbagallo, Digital Production Manager
24. Michael Barbaro, Political Reporter
25. Alexei Barrionuevo, Foreign Correspondent
26. Dan Barry, Columnist
27. Ellen Barry, Foreign Correspondent, Moscow
28. David Barstow, Reporter
29. Barry Bearak, Reporter
30. Howard Beck, Reporter, Sports
31. Ginia Bellafante, Columnist
32. Pam Belluck, Science reporter
33. Ken Belson, Reporter
34. Joseph Berger, Reporter
35. Stephen Berman, Photo editor
36. Tara Siegel Bernard, Reporter
37. Nina Bernstein, National correspondent
38. Peter Blair, Staff Editor
39. Ralph Blumenthal, Retiree
40. Sam Borden, Reporter, Sports
41. Kassie Bracken, Video Journalist
42. Ben Brantley, Chief theater critic
43. William Broad, Science reporter
44. George Bronner, Pagination
45. Joshua Brustein, Web Producer
46. Natalia Bubenova, Office manager
47. Herbert Buchsbaum, Editor, Foreign Desk
48. Cara Buckley, Reporter
49. Diane Cardwell, Reporter
50. Benedict Carey, Science reporter
51. Bill Carter, Media Reporter
52. Damien Cave, Foreign Correspondent
53. Tony Cenicola, Photographer
54. Kenneth Chang, Science Reporter
55. Linda Chon
56. Thomas Coffey, Staff Editor
57. Micah Cohen
58. Alison Colby, Production Manager
59. Phyllis Collazo, Permissions
60. Glenn Collins, Reporter
61. Charlie Competello, Assistant to the Editor
62. Nick Confessore, National Correspondent
63. Charles Conway, Retired
64. Michael Cooper, National Correspondent
65. Ray Cormier, Staff Editor
66. Joao Costa, Former News Editor
67. Kelly Couturier, Web Producer
68. Stephen Crowley, Staff Photographer
69. Dan Cuff, Retired editor and reporter
70. Cynthia Curry, News Designer
71. Manohla Dargis, Co-chief Film Critic
72. Andrew Das, Staff Editor
73. Jessica De Witt, Photo Editor
74. Suzanne DeChillo, Photographer
75. Bernard Delgado, Staff artist
76. Shaila Dewan, Reporter
77. Harvey Dickson, Staff Editor
78. Sam Dillon
79. Kelly Doe, Art Director
80. Jake Doherty, Staff Editor
81. Joyce Dopkeen, Retired staff photographer
82. Cate Doty, Home Page Producer
83. Lillie Dremeaux, Web Producer
84. Christopher Drew, Investigative reporter
85. Jillian Dunham, Staff Editor, Magazine Research
86. David W. Dunlap, Reporter
87. Jim Dwyer, Columnist
88. Erik Eckholm, Domestic Correspondent
89. Bettina Edelstein, Assistant to the Editor
90. James Estrin, Photographer
91. Bassey Etim, News Assistant
92. Darcy Eveleigh, Photo Editor
93. Kareem Fahim, Reporter, Metro
94. Celina Fang, Photo Producer
95. Sean Patrick Farrell, Video Journalist
96. Robin Finn, Reporter Science News
97. Lisa Foderaro, Reporter
98. Amanda Forrester, Telesales Rep
99. John Fortner
100. Henry Fountain, Reporter
101. Margalit Fox, Reporter
102. Grace Frank, News Design
103. John C. Freed, Staff Editor
104. Milt Freudenheim, Reporter, retired
105. Dan Frosch, Denver bureau
106. Christoph Fuhrmans, Web Producer
107. Trip Gabriel, Reporter
108. Carlotta Gall, Senior Correspondent, Afghanistan
109. Louis Gambarini, Security
110. Caryn Gelsomino, Marketing
111. Catherine Gilmore-Barnes, Art Director
112. William Glaberson, Reporter
113. James Glanz, Investigative Reporter
114. Sheila Glaser, Staff Editor
115. Daniel Gold, Staff Editor
116. Francisco Gonzalez, COF CSR
117. David Gonzalez
118. Erica Goode, National Reporter
119. J. David Goodman, Reporter
120. Laurie Goodstein, National Correspondent
121. Elissa Gootman, Reporter
122. Michael Gordon, Reporter
123. Denise Grady, Reporter
124. Laurel Graeber, Assistant Desk Head, Culture
125. Penelope Green, Reporter
126. Steven Greenhouse, National correspondent
127. Linda Greenhouse, Retired Washington correspondent
128. Jane Gross, Retired correspondent and blogger
129. Michael Gross, Former reporter and columnist
130. Karen Grzelewski, Pagination
131. Susan Guerrero, Staff Editor
132. Pat Gurosky, Editor
133. Elena Gustines, Staff Assistant
134. Eileen M. Guzmich, Compiler
135. Clyde Haberman, Columnist
136. Gregory Hagan, Data Center
137. Emily Hager, Video Journalist
138. Danny Hakim,
139. David Halbfinger, Reporter
140. Mike Hale, Television critic
141. Rusha Haljuci
142. Nakyung Hang, Photo editor
143. Chris Harcum, News Assistant
144. Amy Harmon, National Correspondent
145. John Harney, Society News
146. Rob Harris, Staff Video Journalist
147. Shayla Harris, Video Journalist
148. Anemona Hartocollis, Metro Reporter
149. Christine Haughney, Metro Reporter
150. Todd Heisler, Staff Photographer
151. Karin Henry, Staff Editor
152. Caroline Rand Herron, Retired Staff Editor
153. David Herszenhorn, Foreign Correspondent
154. Dennis Hevesi, Reporter
155. Jan Hoffman, Reporter
156. Laura Holson, Writer
157. Boun Homratsamy, Advertising
158. Rodrigo Honeywell, Art Director
159. Hilary Howard, Editorial Assistant
160. John Hyland, Editor
161. Andrew Jacobs, Reporter
162. Paul Jean, Art Director
163. Jennifer Jenkins, Web Producer
164. Alissa Johannsen-Rubin, Foreign Correspondent
165. Gabe Johnson, Reporter, Video
166. Kirk Johnson, National Correspondent
167. Monica Johnson, Advertising Account Manager
168. Wayne Kamidoi, Art Director
169. Andrea Kannapell, Web Editor, Foreign Desk
170. Leslie Kaufman, Reporter
171. Randy Kennedy, Culture Reporter
172. Brian Kennedy
173. Ned Kilkelly, Staff Editor
174. Sonny Kleinfield, Reporter
175. David Kocieniewski, Business Reporter
176. Michael Kolomatsky, Web Producer
177. Niko Koppel, Photo Editor
178. Allan Kozinn, Music Critic
179. Sara Krulwich, Photographer
180. Nicholas Kulish, Foreign correspondent
181. John Kurdewan, Art Production
182. Joyce Laskowski, Staff Editor
183. Becky Lebowitz, Photo Editor
184. Chris Lee, News Assistant
185. Linda Lee, Retired editor, House & Home
186. Deborah Leiderman, Editor
187. Anne Leigh, Art Director
188. John Leland, Reporter
189. Michael Leone, Staff artist
190. Cheryl Levenbrown, Staff Editor
191. Rita Levine, News Assistant
192. Tamar Lewin, Domestic Correspondent
193. Michael Lewis, Staff Editor
194. Thomas Lin, Senior Producer, Science
195. Steve Lohr, Reporter
196. Elias Lopez, Staff Editor
197. Elaine Louie, News Assistant
198. Meghan Louttit, Multimedia Producer
199. Michael Luo, Reporter
200. Jim Luttrell, Senior web producer
201. Toby Lyles, News Researcher
202. Janet MacDougall, Former Designer
203. Neil MacFarquhar, United Nations correspondent
204. Anne Mancuso, News Assistant
205. John Markoff, Senior Writer
206. Bill Marsh, Graphics Editor
207. Andrew Martin, Reporter
208. Jennifer Mascia, Editorial Assistant
209. Mindy Matthews, Copy Editor
210. Micheline Maynard, Former Detroit Bureau Chief
211. Kristie McClain, Editor
212. Carmel McCoubrey, Staff Editor
213. Brent McDonald, Video Journalist
214. Jennifer McDonald, Book Review
215. Patrick McGeehan, Reporter, Metro
216. James McKinley, Reporter
217. Alan McLean, Graphics Editor
218. Donald G McNeil Jr, Reporter Science News
219. Jennifer Medina, Reporter
220. Jigar Mehta, Video Producer
221. Aviva Michaelov, Art Director
222. Lia Miller, Research Editor
223. Andrea Mohin, Staff Photographer
224. Steve Moore, Security
225. Chris Morales, Copy Clerk
226. Peter Morance, Art Director
227. Dolores Morrison, Photo Editor
228. Julia Moskin, Reporter
229. Michael Moss, Investigative Reporter
230. Jad Mouawad, Reporter
231. Ozier Muhammad, Staff Photographer
232. Art Mulford, Retired - Former Unit Chair
233. Ronnie Munder, Ret./ADV. ACC’T. MGR.
234. Peg Murphy, Advertising
235. Patrick Murphy, Former Editor, Online Services, NYT Magazine Group
236. Howell Murray, Staff Editor
237. Steven Lee Myers, Diplomatic Correspondent, Washington
238. Corinne Myller, Art Director
239. Eric Nagourney, Staff Editor
240. Anthony Napoli, Customer Service Representative
241. John Napoli, Customer Service
242. Mireya Navarro, Environment reporter
243. William Neuman, Reporter
244. Andy Newman, City Room Bureau Chief
245. William Niederkorn, Retiree
246. Paul Nielsen, Retired
247. Rachel Nolan
248. Fred Norgaard, Art Director
249. Adam Nossiter, Foreign Correspondent
250. Stu Nudelman, Distributor
251. Frank O’Connell, Editor
252. Joan O’Neill, Editor
253. Erik Olsen, Video Producer
254. Nori Onishi, Foreign correspondent
255. Matthew Orr, Video Journalist
256. Sharon Otterman, Reporter
257. Dennis Overbye, Science Correspondent
258. Mark Pargas, Editor
259. James Pearson, Art Production
260. Richard Perez-Pena, Reporter
261. Natasha Perkel, Artist
262. Richard Perry, Photographer
263. Jeremy Peters, Reporter
264. Christopher Phillips, Staff Editor
265. Erik Piepenburg, Senior Producer
266. Arthur Pincus, Former Deputy Sports Editor
267. Joe Plambeck, Staff Editor
268. Anick Pleven, Magazine Production editor
269. Robin Pogrebin, Reporter
270. Lydia Polgreen, Foreign Correspondent
271. Michael Pollak, Editor
272. Eduardo Porter, Reporter
273. Justin Porter, News Assistant
274. Glen Porter, Publisher NYT Regional
275. Michael Powell, Reporter
276. Missy Prebula, Foreign/National desk
277. Julia Preston, National Correspondent
278. Rosalie Radomsky, News Assistant/Writer
279. Eleanor Randolph, Editorial board
280. William Rashbaum, Reporter
281. Claiborne Ray, Deputy obituary editor (retired)
282. Lisanne Renner, Staff Editor
283. Aaron Retica, Staff Editor
284. Motoko Rich, Reporter
285. Clay Risen, Staff Editor
286. Liz Robbins, Reporter
287. Sam Roberts, Reporter
288. Campbell Robertson, National correspondent
289. Trina Robinson, Production Editor
290. Robert Roday, Former Sr. Network Engineer
291. T Rogers, Superintendant
292. Larry Rohter, Culture reporter and former Foreign Correspondent
293. Librado Romero, Staff Photographer
294. Simon Romero, Foreign Correspondent
295. Michael Roston, Producer
296. Jeffrey Roth, Picture desk
297. Alton Rourk, Culture News Assistant
298. Emily Rueb, Senior Producer
299. Eric Russ, Photo Editor
300. Karl Russell, Graphics Editor
301. Stephanie Russell, News Assistant
302. Jim Rutenberg, Political Correspondent
303. Angela Rutherford, Design Manager
304. Justin Sablich, Senior Producer
305. Kevin Sack, Reporter
306. Rachel Saltz, Staff Editor
307. Merrill Saltzman, Retiree
308. Richard Sandomir, Reporter
309. Marc Santora, Reporter
310. Fernanda Santos, Reporter
311. Susan Saulny, National Reporter
312. Cornelius Schmid, Photo Editor
313. Eric Schmitt, Washington correspondent
314. Arlene Schneider, Staff Ediitor
315. Douglas Schorzman, Assistant Foreign Editor
316. Katherine Schulten, Senior Producer
317. John Schwartz, National Correspondent
318. Elaine Sciolino, Foreign Correspondent, Paris Bureau
319. Mosi Secret, Reporter
320. Lew Serviss, Editor
321. Desiree Shoe, Web Producer
322. Vijai Singh, TV/Video
323. Daniel Slotnik, News Assistant
324. Roberta Smith, Co-chief art critic
325. Carl Sommers, Staff Editor
326. Sandra Stevenson, Photo Editor
327. Sheryl Stolberg, Washington correspondent
328. Darrell Stout, Communication Sales Consultant
329. Peter Szekely, Guild Secretary-Treasurer
330. Hiroko Tabuchi, Tokyo Correspondent
331. John Tagliabue, Retiree
332. Nadia Taha, Web Producer
333. Chris Tatti
334. Sabrina Tavernise, National Correspondent
335. Teresa Taylor, Telesales Rep
336. Oriana Tejada, Telesales Rep
337. Ginger Thompson, Reporter
338. Beau Tidwell, Pagination
339. Judy Tong, Web Producer
340. Vivian Toy, Reporter
341. M. Amedeo Tumolillo, Producer
342. Don Van Natta, Former National Correspondent
343. George Vecsey, Retired
344. Helen Verongos, Staff Editor
345. Victoria Vila, Former Staff Editor at the Times
346. Mitch Vinicor, Staff Editor
347. Paul Vitello, Reporter
348. Carol Vogel, Culture Reporter
349. Joyce Wadler, Reporter
350. Daniel Wakin, Reporter
351. Matthew Wald, Reporter
352. Savannah Walker, Editor
353. Mary Walsh, Reporter, Business
354. Joe Ward, Graphics Editor
355. Nancy Wartik, Community Moderator
356. Ruby Washington, Staff Photographer
357. Bruce Weber, Reporter
358. Emily Weiner, Graphics Editor, Retired
359. Emily Weinstein, Producer
360. Ben Weiser, Reporter
361. Sarah Wheaton, Mobile Politics Editor
362. LeAnn Wilcox, Society News
363. Timothy Williams, Reporter
364. Damon Winter, Staff Photographer
365. Alex Witchel, Staff Writer, Magazine
366. Edward Wong, Foreign Correspondent, Beijing
367. John Woods, Staff Editor
368. Robert Worth, Reporter
369. Milton Wrigley, Security Officer
370. Lee Yarosh, Art Director
371. Marilynn K. Yee, Staff Photographer
372. Roberta Zeff, Staff Editor
373. Flora Zhang, Web Producer
I was watching the Food Network the other day and there was some gal with a British accent on. She said (something like) Add one cup of flour and 10 grams of oil. Mixing the two systems together in the same breath.
HMMM..... The presstitutes are disgruntled with the madam. What’s worse, the Old Gray Whore is shown to be syphilitic.
All the news that’s fit for room temperature.
Calor ambiens tyrannis.
Let them all eat from dumpsters.
I look forward to seeing the same destruction of FOX news.
The first thing Carlos Slim is going to do is convert 50% of the editorial NYT product to the Huffington Post model of using slave labor.
The cost savings will be used to fund the NYT outstanding pension obligations.
The staff at the NYTimes are all life-long committed leftists.
They thnk that there’s money somewhere so that they can all be paid even though no one wants to pay to read their drivel.
Hope they all end up unemployed and their pensions lost to the NYTimes’ bankruptcy.
May they all kill each other!
Have some compassion -
Donate to the "Guns and Cutlasses For NY Times Mutineers" fund today.
Meanwhile, its once minor suburban counterpart, the Tribune-Review has moved in from the suburbs to scoop up subscribers, a television station, several radio stations and acquire and/or create other regional newspapers and specialty publications. Its on-line content is free and, what's more, it is actually making money to support this expansion.
What's the key difference in the business models between the Tribune-Review and the Post Gazette?
Well, I can't say for sure. But the Tribune-Review does actual reporting even if it sometimes drifts into crazy Pat Buchanan/Ron Paul worldviews on some of its editorial positions. The Post-Gazette, OTOH, faithfully serves up your usual liberal pablum. They cannot seem to figure out if there is any connection.
Awesome!! Schadenfreude BUMP!
I hope all of those “staffers” lose their jobs, their homes, their life savings, and their families. For the damage they and their Democrat newsroom have done to America over the past several decades they deserve nothing less. The ironic part about all this is that the New York Times’ impending death is a slow, excruciating death, much like the state-sanctioned starvation murder of Terri Schiavo that the liberals enjoyed so much.
“A suggestion for the Slimes... try reporting NEWS without a slant for a change. Youd be surprised at the money youll make doing that.”
Please don’t give Pinch any good ideas. this turd is taking it’s final turns around the bowl and we don’t want anything to slow the death spiral. Besides, it will be fun to watch Pinch’s relatives (you know all the worthless trust fund kids who haven’t worked a day in their lives) hang him in the public square for pi$$ing away their “inheritances!” As for the angst of the Slimes employees, ask me if I give a rats’ a$$; they’ve sold out their country to Marxism!
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