Media Mix: For the Paper of Record, Buyouts, Layoffs

The New York TimesYesterday, The New York Times announced its plan to eliminate 100 newsroom jobs through buyouts and layoffs, and cancel NYTOpinion, the opinion app it launched in June. The news, which caused the Times stock price to go up, has resulted in no shortage of analysis. (Newsonomics/ Nieman Lab)

Daily News sports columnist Filip Bondy says that with his new website The Players’ Tribune, which will feature unfiltered opinion from athletes, Derek Jeter has “declared war” on the media. He also claims that since the Captain has ignored New York sports reporters for two decades, they “no longer care” what Jeter thinks. (Daily News)

The MIT Media Lab is teaming up with Twitter to create the Laboratory for Social Machines, which will study social patterns across the media spectrum. Twitter will invest $10 million in the project over five years, and has also given MIT access to its archive, which features every tweet ever sent. (MIT)

“Lionel Barber, the 59-year-old, Oxford-educated editor of the Financial Times, comes across exactly the way you’d expect a 59-year-old, Oxford-educated editor of a significant newspaper to act.” But he is also interested in Scilicon Valley tech and see (Re/code)

BuzzFeed is working to increase diversity among its staff. Editor-in-chief Ben Smith sent a memo to the website’s staff in which he says that the site’s working definition of diversity is “enough people of a particular group that no one person has to represent the supposed viewpoint of their group.” Smith also discusses why diversity matters and how editors can use it in hiring. (BuzzFeed)

  Media Mix: For the Paper of Record, Buyouts, Layoffs