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Friday, July 07, 2017

NY Times Encouraging Editors To Take Buy-Out Now?

NYT Editors Have A Case of the Sadz

From Poynter:
One-by-one, copy editors at The New York Times are learning today that they won't have jobs at the newspaper once the latest round of cuts takes place and are being encouraged to apply for buyouts. 
The unwelcome news is being broken in meetings between copy editors and two-person teams of editors, according to a source at The New York Times who has been granted anonymity to speak candidly about the situation. 
"People here are baffled and bitter, in part because there was some confusion at first about what the people summoned in to meet with senior editors today were being called for," a source told Poynter. 
"At first, some thought it was for the promised second interview that was part of the application process for editors whose jobs are ending. It gradually became clear that this was not the case." 
Some editors continued to do their jobs as they waited for their meetings even though they knew what was about to happen, the source said. At least one emerged from his meeting and sat back down at his desk. 
Grant Glickson, the president of the New York NewsGuild and a New York Times employee, told Poynter that union members "are being called in and told that there's no place for them and they should strongly consider the buyout." 
"We're really outraged by the coldness and the way this whole process has gone," Glickson said.
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3 Comments:

Anonymous thelastenglishprince said...

The same thing happened at Dallas Morning News years ago when I wrote for them. One of my favorite long-time editors called me at work one day to let me know he was leaving. He could sense what was about to happen and wanted me to be the first to know about his departure. A few weeks later either six or seven editors lost their jobs the same day. One was the editor for the letters page and a dear friend with whom I had shared meals and coffee. It was a devastating situation for all of them. A group of them later sued DMN, but I did not keep up with the lawsuit. Others, found employment elsewhere.

Friday, July 07, 2017 4:06:00 am  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Is the NYT going under?

Friday, July 07, 2017 1:43:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

IMO, they would be the last paper standing. I don't think they will go out of business.

I do think they will TOTALLY change form. And the current owners will lose a lot of power.

Friday, July 07, 2017 3:16:00 pm  

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