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Breaking Down NYT’s Latest Immersive Offering ‘The Jockey’

Another great behind-the-presses feature from journalism.co.uk technology editor Sarah Marshall. She talked to Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Barry Bearak and New York Times associate managing editor Steve Duenes about “The Jokey,” the paper’s race-track themed follow-up to “Snowfall.”

Former NYT sports editor Joe Sexton hatched the idea of a profile piece of 50,000+ races jockey Russell Baze. It took a long time to come together, which was fortuitous, because when Baze finally said yes, “Snowfall” had just run and generated major traction:

Videographer and photographer Chang Lee was brought in and, along with graphics editor Xaquín GV, set up a complicated shoot, involving Baze wearing a miniature Pivothead camera on his goggles to provide point-of-view video footage, and 15 GoPro cameras around the track to capture the jockey racing…

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New York Times Buyout Deadline Hours Away, Joe Sexton Leaves [Update]

The next few days are going to be rough at the New York Times. Not only is the deadline for editors to accept buyouts today at 5 pm, Jill Abramson said in a memo that staffers will have to wait “a day or two after that” to know if there are going to be layoffs.

“If you think the buyout is something that works for you at this time in your life, we urge you to give the offer serious consideration if you haven’t already,” wrote Abramson, in the note obtained by Jim Romenesko. “Each buyout we record reduces the possibility of layoffs.” No pressure though!

In the meantime, two editors have decided to join the others who have accepted the Times’ offer.

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NYT‘s Metro Loss Leaves Room For Competition

250px-NYC_wideangle_south_from_Top_of_the_Rock.jpgLast week was a tough one for The New York Times: not only were employees dropping like flies over a gastrointestinal bug that may or may not have been caused by the food being served in the cafeteria, as well as bemoaning the closing of Times‘ restaurant Montenapo, but Sewell Chan, bureau chief of the Times‘ metro section and founder of its City Room blog, transferred to the Washington bureau of the same paper.

But Chan — who was called “a genius” among other high words of praise in his farewell memo written by Joe Sexton and Bill Keller — leaving New York for D.C. may open up the playing field for other local NYC news organizations. As Daily Intel reported Friday, operations seem to be speeding up at The Wall Street Journal, which is planning to produce its own Metro section by February, instead of the previously forecast April.

The local turf-war between The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal is continuing after last year’s debut of a San Francisco edition from both papers.

Read More: Will the Journal Be Pleased by Sewell Chan’s Departure From the Times ‘Metro’ Section? –Daily Intel

Montenapo Closes in New York Times Building –Grub Street

Previously: New York Times Hits Upon New Plan to Shed Employees, Times New York Metro Desk Gives Fond Farewell To Chan, Welcomes Newman

Times New York Metro Desk Gives Fond Farewell To Chan, Welcomes Newman

Earlier today, we reported the news that The New York Times‘s metro reporter and bureau chief Sewell Chan was leaving the New York office — and the City Room blog — for a gig in the paper’s Washington bureau. He’s being replaced by Andy Newman.

FishbowlNY has gotten its hands on the memo that went out today from metro editors Joe Sexton and Wendell Jamieson to the staff.

In the memo, Sexton calls Chan a genius:

“…a reporter who took a mighty dare with a new genre, inhabited it, and remade it. City Room, sometimes called a blog, was and is, of course, way more than that. And Sewell, its creator and conscience and beating heart from Day 1, was no less than all of that.”

There’s also thoughtful quotes from executive editor Bill Keller and a heartful introduction for Newman by Jamieson. Read the full memo after the jump

Previously: Changes At Two NYT Blogs

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Darkness Falls Across the Land, NYT Officially Cuts City Section

It’s official. The NYO is reporting that NYT executive editor Bill Keller has sent a memo out to staff confirming the closure of the ever excellent City Section along with a host of other changes including the elimination of fashion spreads in the Sunday Magazine, to name a few.

We will consolidate Sunday Metro area coverage in a new Sunday feature section, which will be a showcase for news and features from the city and beyond. (Metro area breaking news will be incorporated into the A-book.). The new section will include zoned pages for Connecticut, New Jersey, Westchester and Long Island. Joe Sexton and Jodi Rudoren have taken on the project of developing a prototype, and we hope to launch the new section on May 24, replacing the City section and regional weeklies.

The Observer has the full memo here.