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Thursday, June 29, 2017

NYT is such a success that it will lay off 100 copy editors

From CNN:
New York Times touts subscriber growth with a jab at Trump
Hahahaha.

Fake News.


For real news, let's turn to an entertainment gossip site.

From Deadline Hollywood:
Using words including “betrayal,” “humiliating” and “covfefe” and suggesting that management had compared them to “dogs urinating on fire hydrants,” copy editors at the New York Times today let executive editor Dean Baquet and his heir apparent, Joseph Kahn, know exactly how they feel about taking the brunt of layoffs and buyouts as the Times expands its reporting ranks.
The latest flare-up comes at a moment when the Times also is dealing with a libel lawsuit filed by former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin over a Times editorial erroneously linking her to violent attacks on public figures.
In a letter addressed to the two top editors and written under the letterhead of the News Guild’s NYT unit, they also included a plea for reconsideration of the plan to eliminate some 100 editors from their ranks.
The only thing I miss about newspaper work are the copy editors.

They are the spine of the newspaper.

This means the New York Times wants to be eventually another web site, except with a pay wall.

CNN buried in its February 2 report on the Times reaching 276,000 online subscribers (or what Drudge calls 17 minutes of traffic) that President Trump had reason to call the Times a failing operation.

From CNN:
Though the paper's messaging was focused on its increasing subscription numbers, not everything is so rosy for the Times. Print advertising revenue decreased 20 percent in the quarter. Digital advertising revenue rose roughly 11 percent, not enough to make up for the loss. Adjusted operating profit for 2016 was $241 million, down from $289 million in 2015. And the paper is expected to make cuts to its newsroom soon.
Revenues are down.

20% in an election year -- when newspaper revenues peak.

So the Times takes a jab at Trump -- and then proves him right by laying off 100 copy editors.

My rule is simple: Everyone who gets in a feud with Trump loses. See O'Donnell, Rosie.



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16 comments:

  1. "the spine of the newspaper"

    There's the new name for the NYT.

    "Ol' Jello-Back".

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    1. Amen to that!

      Note to self: self, don't get into a slanging match with Dave (not that there's any danger of that, we're on the same page!)

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  2. The hapless tool who inherited the paper said a year or so ago that he expected his now shameful rag to eventually become an exclusively online presence. Some people around here liked the print version because it arrives in a blue bag. So everyone would knows of their genius, they would often leave it outside for days. We get the Post which is delivered in a red bag to shroud the ususal drunken movie star, rape suspect, or well endowed babe on the cover. In the past 5 years the blue bags have become harder to spot, here in O'Reillyville.

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    1. Exclusively on-line, so circulation numbers can be easily lied about.

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  3. CNN is a racist news company. They hate white straight Christian men.

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    1. Yeah, well about that.....Hmmmm.....ever wonder exactly who has enough disposable cash to spend on consumer goods? It ain't a leftist radical.

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    2. Did you mean to say they hate whites, they hate straights, they hate Christians and they hate men?

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  4. The Russians should see a doctor about that cough.

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    1. Terminal case of whooping bullshit.

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  5. I feel such covfefe from this news. It couldn't happen to a finer rag.

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  6. I can remember reading the NYT back in the '80s. That's when it was literally afloat in advertising. Thing was, it was aimed at wealthy folks. Whites and Jews, I reckon. The Sunday edition was a real pleasure. But progressive marxism has killed it, imo. No, I'm not mourning the death.....nope, just commenting about what the NYT once was.

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  7. I have a theory that mandated recycling has hastened the death of print journalism. Not only are these dead tree rags not worth reading, and the status of having them lay on your porch, schtoop or yard gone by the wayside, they are a pain in the tushy to get rid of also. They are "special" garbage requiring special containers, schedules and haulage. They no longer have an upside. Cancel subscription.
    Elliott

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    1. No subscriber has THAT many bird cages to line.

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  8. Firing the guys who are there to make sure what goes to print is right is a brilliant move to hasten the death of the Old Gray Lady.

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