Dozens of New York Times Writers Take Buyouts

The New York Times said that it was investing to create a new "international digital growth team" to help promote the themselves to global audiences
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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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