How to tweet that you're leaving The New York Times

Brian Stelter announced Tuesday that he plans to leave The New York Times for CNN:

Matt Bai, The New York Times Magazine's political correspondent, announced his departure the same day, the same way.


 



The Times has seen a number of prominent staffers leave for other opportunities. Many of them used Twitter to report their own news.

On October 24, Times editor Rick Berke announced he was leaving for Politico.
https://twitter.com/rickberke/status/393447629138305024

On July 22, Nate Silver announced he was taking FiveThirtyEight to ESPN.
https://twitter.com/fivethirtyeight/status/359371781481566209

On Feb. 25, political reporter Jeff Zeleny confirmed he was joining ABC News.
https://twitter.com/jeffzeleny/statuses/306047133679775744

He was followed the next day by Times reporter Susan Saulny, whom he tweet-gratulated.
https://twitter.com/jeffzeleny/status/306410290424188928

In January, Poynter's Andrew Beaujon reported on the list of people from the Times who'd taken buyouts. And Capital New York's Joe Pompeo provided a complete timeline here. In January, John Geddes, then managing editor, didn't share news of his upcoming departure in 140 characters, though. Instead, he announced that he'd accept the buyout to colleagues in a newsroom memo.

I’m moving on. I’ve arrived at that magical spot where a buyout offer miraculously appears and presents me with new opportunities. Yes, yes, I know everyone says you have to do this carefully and be armed with a plan, but I don’t have one – not yet.

Frankly, I blame this lack of personal preparedness on this place. I’ve always believed The New York Times works because it is, at heart, a collective of unique individuals bound together in pursuit of great journalism. We’re about the common goal, not about jostling one another for a place in a transitory spotlight. The mission is about us, not about me or you.

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