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(New York) Times Layoffs: Salkin, Konigsberg, Rimer, and More (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
New York Magazine ^ | December 16, 2009 | Chris Rovzar

Posted on 12/16/2009 5:37:41 PM PST by abb

It's a "pretty grim atmosphere" over at the Times today, when layoffs are coming down from on high as the paper tries to reach the 100-person editorial cut it announced earlier this fall. While 74 staff members took the buyout, that left 26 to go. Layoffs have been ongoing all day, sources tell us, with the unlucky few people called upstairs out of the newsroom — where now people are "standing around in clumps and obviously talking about everything." Here's the list of names that we know so far who have gotten the ax, and their departments:

Eric Konigsberg — Culture Sara Rimer — National Christine Hauser — Metro Josh Barbanel — Real Estate Mitch Blumenthal — Continuous News Kate Galbraith — Business Allen Salkin — Styles Monica Evanchik — Web

Barbanel is married to Times writer Anemona Hartocollis, who remains on staff. "They both came to work today with jobs, and one of them went home without one," observed one writer. "Not that that should mean some kind of job security, but it's kind of fucked up." Salkin was another surprise, as he contributes a cover story almost every week to "Styles." But the cut that's sparking the most buzz is Konigsberg, who was brought to the paper to be a "Metro" editor and also wrote the "Age of Riches" series. He was later lured to the "Culture" section by Sam Sifton, who was recently made food critic for the paper. "Eric basically lost his rabbi," said a co-worker. "He's a completely elegant writer ... People around here are in shock over it."

We'll keep you updated as we hear more names.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: advertising; dbm; layoffs; newspapers; nytimes
Wednesday night good news.
1 posted on 12/16/2009 5:37:45 PM PST by abb
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To: 04-Bravo; aimhigh; andyandval; Arizona Carolyn; backhoe; Bahbah; bert; bilhosty; Caipirabob; ...

ping


2 posted on 12/16/2009 5:38:17 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb
Which one will expire first The New York Times or Zer0's presidency? Both can't happen soon enough.
3 posted on 12/16/2009 5:40:21 PM PST by YankeeReb (There's no such thing as Free Health care OR a JOBLESS RECOVERY)
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To: abb
I follow the Thumper's Mom model. If I can't say something nice, I don't say anything at all......

*Crickets*

4 posted on 12/16/2009 5:44:03 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: abb

Their stock went up today.


5 posted on 12/16/2009 5:44:42 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: abb

Let me know when they dump the crossword puzzle ..... and those gay television commercials.


6 posted on 12/16/2009 5:48:03 PM PST by Mobties
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To: abb

May they never work as “journalists” again, and may the rest of the Slimes staff follow hard upon their heels.


7 posted on 12/16/2009 5:51:49 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: abb
(Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

lol

After seeing this coined term on the main board for a number of years now, I thought it was about time to stop in and give you a kudos.

Being Catholic, I can't wish/pray that they find these godless, leftist pamphleteers hanging in the janitorial closet, but I do however indulge in a certain amount of delight knowing that their best days are long behind them and their failure is imminent.

Keep up the good work. It's nice to be treated to good news every now and again.

8 posted on 12/16/2009 5:53:48 PM PST by AAABEST (And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it)
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To: abb

This is awesome news!


9 posted on 12/16/2009 5:54:55 PM PST by GeronL (Join the Palin Beer Summit Putsch!!)
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To: abb

After reading that Eric Konigsberg is “a completely elegant writer,” I had a look at one of his columns.

His style seems pretty pedestrian to me, and occasionally awkward. I wonder if anyone at the NY Times knows what good writing is? They used to have a few good writers, but that was a long time ago.


10 posted on 12/16/2009 5:55:01 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: abb

But wait, I seem to recall a plethora of recent MSM articles telling us how simply wonderful unemployment can be! More down time to pursue hobbies. A chance to rediscover the really important things in life. Time to spend with the family.

Under a Republican President “trickle down economics” is the bane of all human evils. Under a Democrat President unemployment from a tough economy that was inherited is a time for celebrating life. And there you have it according to the MSM. So the NYTimes, the paragon of the MSM should be rejoicing at their fate.


11 posted on 12/16/2009 5:55:40 PM PST by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: abb

Pinch me so I can see if I’m dreaming.

Pray for America’s Freedom


12 posted on 12/16/2009 6:09:32 PM PST by bray (Palin can see the White House from her Porch)
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To: abb

How did Walter Duranty fare?


13 posted on 12/16/2009 6:29:33 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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"They both came to work today with jobs, and one of them went home without one," observed one writer.


wow....what a writer ! cutting edge of insight !
14 posted on 12/16/2009 6:38:30 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

He’s still feeling very cold....


15 posted on 12/16/2009 6:40:57 PM PST by expatpat
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To: abb

You just *know* it’s the least Leftist rats that are getting the axe first.


16 posted on 12/16/2009 6:44:35 PM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: AAABEST

Can we as Catholics at least hope to see them in bread lines as they support vigorously policies that are bankrupting this country?


17 posted on 12/16/2009 6:53:34 PM PST by mimaw
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To: abb
"He's a completely elegant writer ...

Do people really talk like that? No wonder the NY Times is sinking

18 posted on 12/17/2009 2:58:18 AM PST by dennisw
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To: abb
"'They both came to work today with jobs, and one of them went home without one,' observed one writer. 'Not that that should mean some kind of job security, but it's kind of fucked up.'"

Pulitzer material if ever there were. LOL

The water's rising, soon ol' Pinch boy will be treading it, himself. That is if the family whose enormous Trust he's squandered doesn't strangle 'em with a sash cord, first? LOL!!!

19 posted on 12/17/2009 4:30:59 AM PST by Landru (Forget the pebble Grasshopper, just leave.)
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To: abb

No big deal, now CNN or PBS will probably pick them up as news casters.


20 posted on 12/17/2009 4:53:59 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (This isn't my America any more, where is Mrs Cleaver?)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Will be posting a story about CNN momentarily.


21 posted on 12/17/2009 4:56:57 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

I think they are still bragging about his Pulitzer.


22 posted on 12/17/2009 5:16:12 AM PST by Tribune7
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To: abb

They call her Anemona Hartocollis, but her whle name is Anemona Hartocollis Barbanel.

It’s a real job when she comes to the fill in the blank “Name”.


23 posted on 12/17/2009 5:59:31 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Lukenbach Texas is barely there)
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