Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
In this most religious of cities*, atheists are having their moment, see above. Curses! Just when I have started believing in God again! I'm always so unfashionable...
*New York City may be recognized worldwide for Wall Street, Broadway and Sex, but it's crammed full of churches, synagogues, mosques, hospel galls, etcetera...
Old Grey Lady Cuts 100 Newsroom Jobs
Wall Street Journal, 10/18/09 — The New York Times on Monday said it plans to shed 100 jobs from its nearly 1,300-person newsroom by the end of the year, the latest in a string of cost-cutting moves as the newspaper grapples with steep revenue declines.
The Times hopes to achieve the cuts through buyouts but will resort to layoffs if it can't get the requisite number of volunteers. The buyout offer, disclosed to Times employees in a memo from Executive Editor Bill Keller, will be made to both union and nonunion employees. The Times will distribute the offers to everyone in the newsroom on Thursday, the same day New York Times Co. reports third-quarter earnings.