THE VETS ARE OPTING OUT. Yesterday, The Observer reported on eight New York Times veterans who’ve taken voluntary buyouts from the paper—including Metro columnist Clyde Haberman and T Magazine executive editor Andy Port—initiated by an October memo from editorial brass to the newsroom. News of who took the buyouts were announced via a series of internal tributes from the contemporaries of those leaving the paper.
Later in the day, three more buyouts emerged: two—including celebrated business reporter Diana B. Henriques—had been reported over the weekend, and the other quietly announced on Twitter.
This afternoon, The Observer has received word of another name to add to the list: Alan Finder, a 28-year veteran of the paper. Mr. Finder’s professional history and pedigree as a journalist and editor are typical of many of those who have taken the paper up on the most recent round of buyouts: extensive, and deeply rooted in the paper’s legacy. Read More