Things are a-changin’ mighty quickly over at The New York Times. Less than two weeks ago the paper announced that CEO Janet Robinson would be stepping down at the end of this month. Shortly after, we were also hearing about the prospective sale of the Regional Media Group, which houses a number of local papers. That has just been made final.
These developments have been coupled with news that a number of veteran reporters have taken buyouts with more cuts made. It’s all become a little too much for employees, who have posted an open letter to Arthur Sulzberger Jr. expressing their “profound dismay at several recent developments.” Issues including pensions and new contracts are addressed in the letter.