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The New York Times´ latest cutbacks:
Proof its digital strategy is failing?

The Week [Palm Coast, FL], by Ryu Spaeth

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Posted By:jackson, 12/3/2012 3:55:14 PM

The New York Times on Monday announced that it would offer buyout packages to 30 newsroom employees, and that layoffs would ensue if the 30 spots were not voluntarily filled. Citing a difficult "economic environment" that has led in recent years to a 60 percent staff reduction on the paper´s business side, Executive Editor Jill Abramson said, "There is no getting around the hard news that the size of the newsroom staff must be reduced." While the loss of 30 jobs pales in comparison to the ousting of roughly 100 newsroom staffers in 2008, it is the latest evidence that the Times continues to struggle

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Reply 1 - Posted by: schnapps, 12/3/2012 4:10:46 PM     (No. 9046578)

NYT discovers that its readers don´t mind being brainwashed as long as it´s for free.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 12/3/2012 4:12:32 PM     (No. 9046582)

mene mene tekel upharsin

You have been found wanting, NYTimes.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/3/2012 4:27:24 PM     (No. 9046602)

Citing a difficult "economic environment"...Really, reality hits no home with these registered agents of the Socialist/Marxist parties...the DNC to be exact.

Serves them right, truth knows no limits, lies are tied down the first day.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jgalt, 12/3/2012 4:31:39 PM     (No. 9046609)

At least we can all enjoy a heaping helping of shadenfreude...

Ha ha ha ha ha

The slow sinking of this stinking organization of corrupt non-profesionals and general trouble makers is a very satisfying thing to witness

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Reply 5 - Posted by: charliecoconut, 12/3/2012 4:33:13 PM     (No. 9046612)

After I gave up Sunday crossword puzzles in 1983, I never bought another copy.

To actually expend the energy to push a couple keys down on the computer was just too much effort to read it online.

Besides you can just post AP articles and nobody would know the difference.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 12/3/2012 4:45:46 PM     (No. 9046635)

I suspect a good part of their remaining circulation consists of people who like the Sunday crossword.

Them and a handful of left-wing fools and red-diaper babies grown old.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: john56, 12/3/2012 4:45:57 PM     (No. 9046637)

what is also probably in the press release:

"No liberal´s job will be affected. We´ll fire any conservative we can find first."

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Reply 8 - Posted by: gollyneds, 12/3/2012 4:48:44 PM     (No. 9046645)

30 people! that will seriously cut back the times´ readership. maureen dowd´s gasbaggery unread! oh, the humanity!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 12/3/2012 4:48:58 PM     (No. 9046647)

When you get to the online story limit you can delete your cookies.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/3/2012 4:52:59 PM     (No. 9046654)

Paul Krugman should be one to go. The rest of the propagandists should be let go. Fiction writers are cheap.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: andyboy, 12/3/2012 4:55:00 PM     (No. 9046655)

Maybe the NYT can save itself by deploying the very same Democrat policies the NYT champions:

1. Increase revenue by charging people more for its newspapers and online access; and

2. Stimulate more business activity by increasing its expenses.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: UNO, 12/3/2012 5:21:48 PM     (No. 9046691)

Jill Abramsom: leftist house muppet...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Pearson365, 12/3/2012 5:46:34 PM     (No. 9046724)

There is certain to be an editorial blaming the economic policies of Mitt Romney for the NYT´s problems. Will be followed by correction that it was Bush´s policies that led to this rag´s decline.

The Times hates conservatives so much that it would never have the two best writers in America, Victor Davis Hanson & Mark Steyn, on its Op Ed page. Better the mental slop of Charles Blow, Krugman, Friedman and Dowd, to name just 4 ink wasters.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: miceal, 12/3/2012 5:48:08 PM     (No. 9046728)

It will not be missed...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: strike3, 12/3/2012 5:52:42 PM     (No. 9046738)

As bird ownership becomes less popular, their remaining circulation will slowly disappear.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 12/3/2012 6:15:51 PM     (No. 9046770)

In a race to identify the most annoying woman in America, Jill, Hillary Clinton, and susan rice would be tied.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: KansasWind, 12/3/2012 7:24:52 PM     (No. 9046843)

Over the past several years the Times has been liquidating assets, leaving yet another alternative, not mentioned in the artilce:

Go away - die - dissolve - vanish - evaporate


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Reply 18 - Posted by: curious1, 12/3/2012 7:50:10 PM     (No. 9046879)

Yay!!!!!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 12/3/2012 8:00:44 PM     (No. 9046901)


"Proof its digital strategy is failing?"

I tend to reserve just one digit for the Times...


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Reply 20 - Posted by: lazlototh, 12/3/2012 8:08:32 PM     (No. 9046913)

If only Bain Capital thought the paper was a worthwhile investment...but even on that level, the Times hypocritically has two classes of stock and the voting shares can´t really be bought on the open market, because when it comes to walking the walk the Times is just as authoritarian in its ownership and leadership structure as it is in its slavish worship of dictatorial regimes (as long as they are on the left or Islamist).

I would prefer that the news business was thriving so much that conservative and moderate publications were thriving and the Times was doing okay but its influence slowly waning. Barring that, I´ll celebrate this as good news.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: jkcinsalem, 12/3/2012 10:42:02 PM     (No. 9047069)

I´m wiping a tear from the corner of my eye.

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