Dozens of New York Times Writers Take Buyouts

Almost 50 New York Times reporters and writers will take buyouts and leave the company as the newspaper continues to adapt for the digital news world.

From Poynter:

At least 49 journalists at The New York Times have accepted a standing buyout offer from newsroom leadership and will leave the paper in the coming months.

The Times, which has a newsroom headcount of about 1,300, announced in May it would offer buyouts to an unspecified number of employees as part of a digitally focused reorganization.

Among those changes: A shift away from “commodity coverage” (boilerplate news that’s easy to reproduce), a revised plan for covering New York City, more visual stories and a new copy editing workflow that relies on a central desk.

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