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New York Times Veterans Take Buyouts, Memos Leaked

When George Vecsey abruptly announced that he was stepping back from his regular contributions to The New York Times, it made people wonder what was up at the paper. The New York Observer has found out: He was just one of a few veteran staffers who have taken buyouts.

For the internal tributes to the departed (which are well worth a read) click through to the Observer. Below we’ve listed who took a buyout.

  • Sam Dillon. Dillon was a National Education reporter. He had been with the Times since the early 90s.
  • Clyde Haberman. Haberman was a Metro Columnist and 34-year veteran of the Times.
  • Andrea Stevens. Stevens was an Arts Reporter. She worked for the Times for 27 years.
  • Andy Port. Port was the Executive Editor of T and a 20-year veteran of the paper.
  • Barclay Walsh. Walsh was a News Research Supervisor for the Times’ Washington Bureau. Walsh had been with the paper for 24 years.
  • Donald Parsons. Parsons was a News Design Editor. He had been with the paper since 1982.
  • Nicholas Wade. Wade was a Science reporter and a 29-year veteran of the Times.
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T Magazine Flubs Golden Globe Coverage

t-logo-190.gifFar be it for us to take anyone to task for mistakes in their copy — especially on a micro-blogging system like Twitter where timeliness is almost more important than content — but when you write sloppily under a corporate account you run the risk of alienating not only your readers, but your employer as well.

Take this weekend’s Golden Globe coverage at T: The New York Times Style Magazine: an egregious error in the publication’s Twitter account for The Moment blog and a snarky opening remark to the wrap-up coverage was all it took for blogs to descend on T and tear it to shreds.

Horacio Silva is guilty only of not doing a preliminary Google search before Tweeting, “Is Michael C. Hall playing Bob Marley in an upcoming movie? Don’t get the hat or what he is hiding under it.” It was revealed last week that Hall was battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and ostensibly the hat was to cover his lack of hair from chemotherapy.

Silva apologized on Twitter, and released a statement on Tuesday to Women’s Wear Daily, saying:

“It was a question I posed entirely without malice…I know from the effect it had on my family, how devastating cancer can be and it’s not something that I take lightly. I apologize for any hurt that I may have caused.”

Criticism has also been pointed towards executive editor Andy Port for her comments about female celebrities’ bodies in an after-show wrap-up. Below pictures of Courtney Cox, Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson, Port wrote, “Maybe it’s just me, but I could have sworn that some of the ladies who showed up at the Golden Globes on Sunday had put on a little weight.”

If this comment had come from a male columnist, it would have undoubtedly been called sexist, though considering Port’s ambiguous name (another issue we totally relate to!), we wonder how many T readers wrote in complaining anyway?

Read More: Memo Pad: Online Under FireWWD

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