Tuesday, May 31, 2016

In Bid To Forestall Layoffs, New York Times' Paris Staff...

...Suggest firing folks in other bureaus.

Gary Larson, The Far Side
Liberté, fraternité, infélicité.

From The Guardian:

New York Times' Paris staff launch bid to save editorial operation 
Journalists claim international edition will lose the ‘sensibility’ it has had for 130 years
New York Times staff in Paris have launched a last ditch attempt to save an editorial operation in the city that stretches back to the 19th century.

The NYT told staff in April it was cutting 69 out of about 110 posts in Paris, where the original Paris Herald – later the International Herald Tribune and the International New York Times – has been based since 1887.

The proposal suggests keeping about half of the editorial jobs the company wants to axe, while making up some of the cuts in London, New York and Hong Kong....MORE