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    New York Times staffers are being encouraged to take buyouts today

    One-by-one, copy editors at The New York Times are learning today that they won't have jobs at the newspaper once the latest round of cuts takes place and are being encouraged to apply for buyouts.

    The unwelcome news is being broken in meetings between copy editors and two-person teams of editors, according to a source at The New York Times who has been granted anonymity to speak candidly about the situation.

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    Reporters will leave The New York Times in this round of cuts, top editors say

    Amid protest over planned cuts in the ranks of copy editors, the two top New York Times editors underscored on Thursday in a memo to staff that reporters would be on the receiving end of a buyout program, not just editors.

    The memo, which was sent in response to a letter from reporters expressing solidarity with the editing staff, acknowledged that losing "valuable" employees is inevitable during any downsizing.

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    New York Times reporters plead for copy editors' jobs in letter to bosses

    New York Times reporters on Thursday sent a letter to the paper's top editors to protest the oncoming cuts to the newsroom's editing staff.

    The letter, addressed to Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joe Kahn, will be followed up by a "collective coffee break" held by the editorial staff at 3 p.m. in a show of newsroom solidarity.

    "Dear Dean and Joe," the letter reads. "We write to you as the saved — those whose copy, facts and sometimes the intelligibility of a sentence or two have been hammered into shape by our friends and colleagues on the editing desks.

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    New York Times bosses respond to copy editors: '...We take those concerns seriously'

    After receiving a blistering critique Wednesday afternoon from their editing corps, the two top editors at The New York Times issued a response defending their decision to eliminate layers of editing at the newspaper.

    The letter, which is addressed to New York Times employee and New York NewsGuild President Grant Glickson, spells out a commitment to copy editing, despite upcoming cuts to the company's editing ranks.

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    With Brent Musburger, a $10,000 raise could've changed sports journalism history

    In May, Brent Musburger received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Sports Emmys in New York. It was a well-deserved honor given the scope of his career.

    And to think, Musburger’s iconic broadcast career might not have happened if a Chicago American sports editor had been willing to give him a $10,000 raise.

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    Emma Carmichael is stepping down as editor in chief of Jezebel

    Emma Carmichael, the editor in chief of Jezebel, announced on Friday that she's stepping down from that position next month.

    "This has been the hardest decision of my professional life, but it’s one I feel clear-headed about — I’m simply a little burnt out and ready to take a break from running a website," she wrote in a memo to her staff. "I’m so proud of the work that we’ve done together in my three years here."

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    Kinsey Wilson out in executive shuffle at The New York Times

    Kinsey Wilson, the executive vice president for product and technology at The New York Times, is leaving the company in an executive shuffle that will see Chief Revenue Officer Meredith Kopit Levien assume oversight of the The New York Times' product and design offerings.

    Levien’s new title is Chief Operating Officer. Her salary will increase to $750,000, and her targeted incentive compensation for 2017 will be 100 percent of her base salary, according to an SEC filing.

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    5 ways to make your journalism job descriptions better

    As journalists, we tell stories, weaving layers of detail into narratives that engage the public and help them make sense of their larger world. And yet, our melodic ledes and carefully woven bits of prose rarely translate to the way we craft our job descriptions.

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    BuzzFeed News hires Ryan Mac to join growing tech team

    BuzzFeed News announced on Monday the addition of Forbes staff writer Ryan Mac to its expanding team of reporters in San Francisco who cover Silicon Valley.

    Mac, who's already based in San Francisco, joins a BuzzFeed News tech team of 20. He'll be covering "the intersection of wealth, tech and power" under BuzzFeed San Francisco Bureau Chief Mat Honan and technology editor John Paczkowski.

    Rather than focus on incremental tech coverage, Mac wants to report out big, high-impact stories, he said.

 
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