OLD Media Moves

NYTimes edit shakeup and business coverage

January 11, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Joe Hagan of New York magazine writes Friday about the looking changes among top editors at The New York Times and reports on changes that will affect some business coverage and previous business editors.

Hagan writes, “Abramson is offering some senior editors alternate jobs, presumably at reduced salaries. Glenn Kramon, an assistant managing editor who has been overseeing long-form investigations, is moving to San Francisco to become the new technology editor.

“In the wake of the bloodletting, Larry Ingrassia, who recently departed as editor of the ‘Biz Day’ section, will rise to take a powerful leadership position atop a much-reduced masthead. His job will consolidate the roles of outgoing editors, including oversight of new digital and branding initiatives, conferences, and events.

“Last month, Times publisher and chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said that all divisions of the newspaper needed to ‘identify cost savings’ during a time of plummeting ad sales revenue. But at least one division appears to have been spared: the editorial page. Editor Andrew Rosenthal has told his staffers that there will be no cuts, and so far none have occurred there as he’s found ways to reduce expenditures without firing people.”

Read more here. Both Ingrassia and Kramon are former business editors.

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