New York Times to Shed Some Newsroom Staff


For the first time since the dark media days of 2009, the Paper of Record is offering voluntary buyouts to newsroom employees, in addition to business-side cuts. In a memo from new executive editor Jill Abramson, Times staffers were told that there will be “fewer than 20 buyouts” and that “no one … will be laid off as a result of this program.” Although the “uncertain economy” is cited, the move is being referred to euphemistically as “rebalancing.” [Gawker]