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D-Day At NYT, More Info Emerges On Buyouts

nyt logo.jpgToday is the deadline for New York Times staffers to accept or reject the buyout offers that went out in October. We’ve been keeping our ear to the ground for information about who has agreed to take the buyouts, just as last Friday executive editor Bill Keller asked staffers in a memo to reconsider the offers in order to avoid more layoffs at the company later this month. The paper has to cut about 100 staffers before the end of the year, but Keller said in the memo he was “almost certain the number [of buyouts] will fall short of the 100 we need.”

There’s already news surfacing about those who have agreed to take buyouts. Politico‘s Michael Calderone says at least five D.C. reporters will be leaving the paper, Neil Lewis, Stephen Labaton, David Johnston, David Stout and, newly reported today, Edmund Andrews.

The New York Post‘s Keith Kelly also said veteran business reporter Geraldine Fabrikant and metro reporter Ralph Blumenthal would be among those taking the buyout. Today, The Business Insider reported that Louis Uchitelle, Alex Berenson and Jonathan Glater would also be leaving the Times.

Gawker has a longer, unconfirmed list here.

Know anyone we missed? Send us an email or leave a tip in the anonymous tip box at right.

The New York Times Buyout List –Gawker

Here Are The Four New York Times Biz Reporters Taking The Buyout Deal –The Business Insider

Previously: New York Times Staff Cuts May Come As Early As Next Week

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New York Times Staff Cuts May Come As Early As Next Week

nyt2222.jpgKeith Kelly has some bad news for The New York Times employees today. The 100 or so newsroom staffers that Bill Keller said would have to be let go — either voluntarily or through layoffs — because of budget cuts, will finally learn their fates next week. And, only 50 employees have reportedly agreed to take the buyouts.

Those who haven’t might be in for a nasty surprise as early as next week when the paper seeks to trim 40 to 60 more from the staff, according to Kelly. Copy editors are going to be hit especially hard, one inside staffer told the New York Post reporter, which is a shame because if there’s one things newspapers need today, it’s more typos. Sports and metro sections will also likely suffer deep losses.

Of those who have chosen to take buyouts, veteran business reporter Geraldine Fabrikant is believed to be part of the ranks. Politico‘s Michael Calderone also says that four vets from the Times Washington, D.C. bureau have agreed to the buyouts: Neil Lewis, Stephen Labaton, David Johnston and David Stout.

Read More: Cuts mean tears at Times next weekNew York Post

Previously: Memo: Times To Layoff 100 Newsroom Staffers, Two Times D.C. Reporters To Take Buyouts

Two Times D.C. Reporters To Take Buyouts

nyt logo.jpgAlthough we have a week before the deadline for the voluntary buyouts at The New York Times, some information about who is planning to take the deals are already starting to leak out.

Michael Calderone at Politico reports today that Washington, D.C.-based Times reporters Stephen Labaton and Neil Lewis are planning to take the buyouts.

Calderone reports that Labaton, a senior writer with 23 years of experience at the paper, doesn’t expect to work in journalism after leaving the Times. Lewis told his fellow staffers that his future plans involve teaching a course at Duke Law School while still writing obituaries for the Times on a contract basis and “exploring other writing opportunities,” according to Calderone.

The Times‘ executive editor Bill Keller announced last month that the paper needed to layoff 100 newsroom staffers and was seeking voluntary buyouts as the first phase of the job cuts. Employees were given 45 days to decide on the buyout offers, and we’re expecting more names of takers to start rolling in soon. Know anything? Send us an email or leave an anonymous tip in the box on the right.

NYT’s Labaton, Lewis taking buyouts –Politico

Previously: Memo: Times To Layoff 100 Newsroom Staffers