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New York Times Cuts 100 News Workers Who Fail To Spot Story in Own Office

by | 21st, October 2009

nyt-hqTHE New York Times is cutting 100 newsroom staff:

The New York Times newsroom is reeling from today’s announcement that the company plans to cut the staff by 100 …

Most of the people at the Times know the paper needs to be slimmed down, but nobody expected it would come in the middle of October. The newsroom is “stunned.”

Oh for a decent reporter who can sniff out a story in their own newsroom, and read this in April when Keller warned of cuts to newsroom staff.

As before, if we do not reach 100 positions through buyouts, we will be forced to go to layoffs,” [executive editor Bill Keller] wrote. “I won’t pretend that these staff cuts will not add to the burdens of journalists”.

And Bill is not one for hype:

Commenting on the keep-the-Times alive movement, Keller [New York Times executive editor Bill Keller] said: “Saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause.”

As Ryan Tate puts it:

As of September 2006, the United Nations estimated 400,000 people dead in Darfur; a U.S. GAO report found the highest confidence in a report of between 98,000 and 181,000 dead.

It might get worse yet…



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