New York Times Merges Staffs
Web Site, Print Newsroom Employees to Be Consolidated
By Justin Gillis, Washington Post Staff Writer
The New York Times said yesterday it would combine the news staffs of its print and digital arms, a significant step in an industry struggling with big changes in the way people get their news.
The news operation that puts together the Times Web site, about 40 people, will be combined with the far larger print newsroom in an effort to better meld the cultures and operations of the newspaper and its digital cousin, the Times said in a memorandum to staff members.
NY Times to combine its print and online newsrooms
by Erica Iacono PR Week Worldwire
The New York Times is planning to combine its website and print newsrooms in an effort to increase collaboration between journalists.
The memo from executive editor Bill Keller and Martin Nisenholtz, SVP of digital operations, cited a desire to grow the digital news operation.
"This will enable us to fully tap the creative energy of this organization and, thus, raise digital journalism to the next level," the memo stated.
NY Times strides towards an integrated future
by Jemima Kiss, Journalism.co.uk
This week's announcement reflects the increasing credibility of online news, as well as the recognition that readers now expect content on multiple platforms. The paper has a policy of what it calls 'platform neutrality' - that the quality of journalism is more important than the method of delivery.
Tuesday, August 09, 2005