Earlier this week, the deadline for voluntary buyouts at the NY Times passed, and reportedly four published authors will accept the buyout. The two most recent authors to surface in stories were: Jennifer 8. Lee, the author of “The Fortune Cookie Chronicles” (pictured, via) and David Stout, author of “The Boy in the Box.”
As we reported this week, two other authors-reporters have also accepted the newspaper’s buyout. The first was Alex Berenson, the author of three spy novels. The second journalist and author to accept a buyout is Louis Uchitelle, author of “The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences.”
Here’s more from Business Insider: “With just a handful of employees taking the buyout, it appears that the Times will fall far short of its goal of buying out 100 employees. As Bill Keller noted, the Times will then be forced to begin layoffs. In a memo to employees, Keller said that layoffs could begin as early as next week.”
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