Times Takes Metro Desk’s Subscriptions Away

It may not be as heartbreaking as the end of Orangina at Conde Nast, but the Times Metro desk staffers must endure their own cost-saving indignities.

John Koblin has a memo that went around today announcing that the paper would no longer foot the bill for writers’ newspaper and magazine subscriptions. It read, in part:

“Sorry about this but the money we spent on these papers can be put to better use like paying freelancers. As always, thanks for your cooperation and understanding.”

Later, a follow-up note was sent out, with the subject line, “Good Suggestion.”

“Please put any newspapers or magazines that you care to contribute to our ‘share and share alike’ system, on the cabinet tops that used to house the Metro stacks. Thanks.”

Times Takes Metro Desk’s Subscriptions Away