Buyouts at NYT
Reports of specific journalists accepting voluntary buyouts from The New York Times have surfaced. Dec. 2 was the deadline to apply for a buyout, following an Oct. 1 announcement that 100 newsroom positions needed to be eliminated to avoid layoffs. As reported by Capital, confirmed buyouts thus far (among them many NYT veterans) include: Science Times editor David Corcoran; chief financial correspondent Floyd Norris; Washington editor and correspondent Brian Knowlton; senior correspondent Joseph Berger; Editorial Board member David Firestone; TV writer Bill Carter; Washington reporter Edward Wyatt; deputy national and education editor Ethan Bronner; publishing industry writer Christine Haughney; Arts staff editor David DeWitt; assistant business editor Jack Lynch; auto editor James Cobb; environment reporter Felicity Barringer; labor reporter Steven Greenhouse and advertising reporter Stuart Elliott. Further buyouts and subsequently, layoffs may be reported in the coming weeks. Follow The Grey Lady via NYT’s Twitter and “Like” on Facebook. Wish those departing all the best in future endeavors.
I've been hugely moved by the outpouring of kind words about my work & my taking the buyout. I do plan to continue writing. Thanks to all.
— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) December 3, 2014
Very grateful for warm comments here today; making this move w great reluctance. Hope to stay in the game from new perch. Thanks to all.
— Bill Carter (@wjcarter) December 1, 2014
After 8 years with @nytimes including nearly 3 years writing about my colleagues in the troubled newspaper industry, I am taking a buyout!
— Christine Haughney (@chaughney) December 2, 2014
After 21 years of reporting, editing and pontificating at the NYT, I'm taking the buyout. Will miss so many great colleagues; more fun TK.
— David Firestone (@fstonenyt) December 1, 2014
After two decades @nytimes, I'm taking the buyout, excited about new horizons. Grateful to have been part of the best news org anywhere
— Edward Wyatt (@wyattnyt) December 1, 2014
— Felicity Barringer (@felicitybarr) December 4, 2014
Sad to see David Corcoran leave the NYT Science Times. Wish you the best on whatever's next @dacorc
— apoorva mandavilli (@apoorva_nyc) December 4, 2014
— James G. Cobb (@NYTjamescobb) December 4, 2014
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