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Robert Christie, New York Times Communications Exec, Departs Company

Robert Christie, senior vice president of corporate communications for The New York Times Company since 2010, is leaving the company. Christie came to the Times from Dow Jones & Company.

According to the Times, after Christie leaves, his position will be eliminated. Eileen Murphy, vice president of corporate communications, will lead the department going forward.

“Bob’s extensive experience and broad range of contacts in the industry have been very valuable over the past three years,” wrote Mark Thompson, CEO of the Times, in a memo.

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The New York Times Company Makes Corporate Cuts, Including Veteran George Freeman

Jim Romenesko is reporting that The New York Times Company has laid off a slew of people on the corporate side, including longtime lawyer George Freeman.

“Yes, there were non-newsroom layoffs announced Wednesday in corporate and business-side positions and this was to adjust to the changing business environment and maintain our financial health,” Corporate Communications Senior Vice President Robert Christie, told Romenesko.

Freeman had been with the Times company for just over 30 years, most recently working as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. He told Romenesko that he was “saddened and shocked” to learn that he had been among the cuts.

Dow Jones Committee Condemns News Corp. Handling of Brauchli Resignation

Add another chapter (and headache for Rupert Murdoch) to the imbroglio surrounding former Wall Street Journal managing editor Marcus Brauchli‘s departure: A report published this afternoon on WSJ‘s own site — essentially pitting News Corp. against Dow Jones in a moral mano y mano —asserts that the “special committee established to oversee The Wall Street Journal‘s editorial integrity said its members should have been informed earlier that the newspaper’s managing editor, Marcus Brauchli, had been pressured to resign.” But the damning article alone wasn’t all…

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