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NY Times to further consolidate online and print

NY Times to further consolidate online and print

The New York Times announced today it will further merge its print and online operations, with online producers now reporting directly to their respective desks, according to Yahoo! news blog The Cutline.

Digital news editor Jim Roberts has been made assistant managing editor for news, and the new editor for emerging platforms is Fiona Spruill, currently the Web newsroom editor. The continually consolidating print and online staff is an effort to continue streamlining operations, executive editor Bill Keller explained. There is also a possibility that the separate online and print union contracts will be merged.

In a memo to staff, Keller explained that the new positions Roberts and Spruill will be in are an important part of the plan to end up as a "single newsroom." Some parts of the plan to completely integrate the Web and print teams are still under discussion, however.


Leah McBride Mensching


2010-11-16 23:38

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