Margaret Sullivan, The New York Times’ public editor, shared executive editor Dean Baquet’s internal staff note on Tuesday. From that note:
Our coverage remains fabulous — and our goals for the coming year are very clear. We will fix the things the buyouts broke. We will look internally to fill important jobs. We will carefully and judiciously make a few outside hires. I know it seems incongruous to hire after reducing the staff. But if we stop bringing in new talent we run the risk of missing a generation of future stars.
Baquet noted the issues the newspaper still faces, and he reminded staff of what the paper faced back in the 1970s, when “The New York Times faced a crisis larger than anything we are grappling with now…” Those times included lots of committees, a reader poll to find out what people really wanted and a scary-looking future. Read more
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