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Major Shakeout Looms for Top New York Times Editors (Pink Slips, Hope and Change!)
New York Mag ^ | 1/11/13 | Joe Hagan

Posted on 01/11/2013 10:05:15 AM PST by jimbo123

The next two weeks are going to get tense inside the headquarters of the New York Times.

Last month, executive editor Jill Abramson told the staff she’d have to cut 30 positions from the news division to buffer against financial losses from rapidly declining advertising revenue. Reporters and editors would be offered buyouts, she said, but if she didn't have enough takers in a month’s time, she would be “forced to go to layoffs.”

As the January 24 deadline approaches, only two people, assistant managing editor Jonathan Landman and reporter Jacques Steinberg, have formally announced their exits.

(Excerpt) Read more at nymag.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: layoffs; liberalmedia; newyorktimes; nyt
Grab some popcorn!
1 posted on 01/11/2013 10:05:20 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

You can be sure that the pure Marxists will remain.


2 posted on 01/11/2013 10:07:41 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: jimbo123

Krugman will be the one who finally turns out the lights.


4 posted on 01/11/2013 10:10:58 AM PST by bkepley
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To: abb

They're thinning some rank at the old gray shank ... ping!
5 posted on 01/11/2013 10:12:03 AM PST by Zakeet (Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage - Mencken)
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To: jimbo123

They should offload the Boston Globe to save money. Then the Globe can be no more and the socialists will have one less mouthpiece here in MA.


6 posted on 01/11/2013 10:13:02 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: jimbo123
buffer against financial losses from rapidly declining advertising revenue

Ah, music to my ears. Keep up the good work, Jill.

7 posted on 01/11/2013 10:15:07 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: jimbo123

Suffer, you bastards!


8 posted on 01/11/2013 10:15:45 AM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: jimbo123

I love watching the slow death of this intellectually corrupt newspaper.


9 posted on 01/11/2013 10:19:41 AM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: 04-Bravo; aimhigh; andyandval; Arizona Carolyn; Bahbah; bert; bilhosty; Caipirabob; carmenbmw; ...

ping


10 posted on 01/11/2013 10:20:16 AM PST by abb
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To: jimbo123

Unless NYT goes conservative and prints the truth, they are doomed to failure. Never happened in the past; can’t see it happening now.


11 posted on 01/11/2013 10:24:32 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: jimbo123

For years I’d read the New York Times on the morning subway ride to work . . . and then one day I realized it was just a lot of pretty sentences with no underlying substance. I switched to the New York Post as my morning paper, and have been happier and more informed about the news that matters ever since.


12 posted on 01/11/2013 10:26:22 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: jimbo123

Pink slips at the NYT?

Always knew there was a bunch of fellas walking around in women’s underwear @NYT.duh. It’s on 42nd street at Times Square you know. Ho’s, pimps, and trannies been hanging out there for decades.


13 posted on 01/11/2013 10:29:52 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: jimbo123

Is Huffpos ready for an avalance of resumes?


14 posted on 01/11/2013 10:30:51 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: jimbo123

Is Huffpos ready for an avalanche of resumes?


15 posted on 01/11/2013 10:31:10 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

A bunch of Al Gorezeera employees will be getting the boot soon, too.


16 posted on 01/11/2013 10:37:22 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

But they’re not going to cut the editorial section. I, for one, always want to know the opinions of the writers at the New York Times. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!


17 posted on 01/11/2013 10:38:39 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: jimbo123
Abramson is offering some senior editors alternate jobs, presumably at reduced salaries.

I worked in a place that did exactly that, I came in a few years after the bloodletting.

The big dog I worked for had his salary cut in HALF! This did not make him a happy worker. He's a fellow Viet vet, before leaving on vacation told me don't call because he will not answer, what are they would they do 'send me to Vietnam'?

18 posted on 01/11/2013 10:39:08 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: jimbo123

A Pinch in time saves nine.


19 posted on 01/11/2013 10:43:00 AM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: jimbo123

We could get some DUmmies to rewrite the DNC releases for free?

Pray for America


20 posted on 01/11/2013 10:43:38 AM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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To: jimbo123

But Obama got reelected. How can it be bad times if the savior has been put back in power?

They must be confused.


21 posted on 01/11/2013 10:48:41 AM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: jimbo123

So, the new business strategy is to have a party where a business is blackmailed and to follow the lead of Forbes and the Weekly Standard in hosting a cruise.

Lame,lame, lame.


22 posted on 01/11/2013 10:56:10 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: jimbo123

Couldn’t happen to a nastier bunch of America hating commies.


23 posted on 01/11/2013 10:57:21 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: bert

Now is the time to strike. List the top 5 NY Slimes advertisers and lets get boycott letters out to them.

This is what the Tea Party is for. The opportunity to take down the old gray skank is before us.


24 posted on 01/11/2013 10:59:58 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: jimbo123

btt


25 posted on 01/11/2013 11:04:35 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Farmer Dean
You can be sure that the pure Marxists will remain.

That's my bet as well. It's a good time to purge themselves of the non-believer.

It's not the bottom line they seem to care about, it's the purity of their progressivism that's paramount.

26 posted on 01/11/2013 11:07:44 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: jimbo123

LOL, especially all the debt from that ugly skyscraper they built.


27 posted on 01/11/2013 11:08:36 AM PST by DesScorp
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To: jimbo123

Time magazine & NY Slimes losing money and jobs......LOL!!


28 posted on 01/11/2013 11:08:45 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: blueunicorn6
They are actually EXPANDING the editorial section while SHRINKING the news division.

That's because they don't want to report on events during Obama's administration.

This is evil.

29 posted on 01/11/2013 11:19:29 AM PST by what's up
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To: what's up
They are actually EXPANDING the editorial section while SHRINKING the news division.

At the NY Times, what's the difference?

30 posted on 01/11/2013 11:21:43 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Common Sense 101
The difference is now they can say what they want and say it's only "opinion".

Sure they did it before too but now they don't even need loose ties to everyday events and/or facts anymore.

31 posted on 01/11/2013 11:31:12 AM PST by what's up
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To: bkepley
Krugman will be the one who finally turns out the lights.

My money's on Maureen Dowd skulking in a deserted alley, writing screeds on post-it notes and slapping them on various places in Manhattan in a final bid to have any "circulation" whatsoever.

32 posted on 01/11/2013 11:37:56 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: jimbo123

Wonderful news!


33 posted on 01/11/2013 12:11:19 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: jimbo123

A good opportunity to get rid of all those pompous ass music critics, who wouldn’t be able to distinguish Jingle Bells from Mahler’s Fifth.


34 posted on 01/11/2013 12:21:26 PM PST by BusterBear
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To: jimbo123

Schadenfreude anyone?


35 posted on 01/11/2013 12:23:40 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: Zakeet

HA! HA! HA!


36 posted on 01/11/2013 12:25:01 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: bkepley
Krugman will be the one who finally turns out the lights.

There's something so sweet and fitting about that image...

37 posted on 01/11/2013 12:26:53 PM PST by GOPJ (Obama GAVE guns to Mexican drug lords...Now he wants to TAKE our guns? It's wrong.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
"...buffer against financial losses from rapidly declining advertising revenue"

I thought they would say ObamaCare is eating them up.

What am I thinking? They would NEVER say that!

38 posted on 01/11/2013 12:27:28 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: AtlasStalled
...then one day I realized it was just a lot of pretty sentences with no underlying substance...

Ya gotta give 'em that... they do write beautifully...

39 posted on 01/11/2013 12:29:07 PM PST by GOPJ (Obama GAVE guns to Mexican drug lords...Now he wants to TAKE our guns? It's wrong.)
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To: Covenantor
"Always knew there was a bunch of fellas walking around in women’s underwear @NYT."

Funny! Good song AND good parody!

40 posted on 01/11/2013 12:30:20 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: jimbo123

“...financial losses from rapidly declining advertising revenue....”

Tonight, I will eat a piece of homemade apple pie.

When those traitors finally go under, I will buy a nice bottle of Brandy and an expensive cigar. I will sit on the beach, breath the salt air and feel the ocean spray while listening to the crashing waves and the beautiful songs of seabirds. The next day, I will go fishing and smile every time I think of how those miserable ‘mistakes of nature’ are suffering.

I love celebrations. ;>)


41 posted on 01/11/2013 12:32:20 PM PST by Gator113
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To: jimbo123
"A bunch of Al Gorezeera employees will be getting the boot soon, too."

They can always go to work for AL GORE.

Oops, sorry. They can aways go to work for AL JAZEERA.

42 posted on 01/11/2013 12:32:54 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: blueunicorn6
"Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!"

YES!

43 posted on 01/11/2013 12:34:27 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: DUMBGRUNT
"Abramson is offering some senior editors alternate jobs, presumably at reduced salaries."

Elitist. Class warfare!

44 posted on 01/11/2013 12:36:38 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: Gator113

breath=breathe..... I’ve always liked it better without the ‘e’.


45 posted on 01/11/2013 12:37:44 PM PST by Gator113
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To: kevkrom
"Maureen Dowd"

I'm sure the Catherine Zeta-Jones posts are just around the corner!

46 posted on 01/11/2013 12:40:39 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: abb


47 posted on 01/11/2013 2:53:44 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: hummingbird

48 posted on 01/11/2013 4:33:26 PM PST by abb
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