New York Times asks its newsroom for cost-cutting suggestions, ways to save the paper

Two weeks ago, New York Times assistant managing editor Rick Berke sent a memo to all newsroom employees—from the copy boy to the Pulitzer Prize winners—asking for cost-cutting suggestions. The memo included an open invitation to a brain storming lunch with top editors Bill Keller and Jill Abramson. By month’s end, Keller and his editorial lieutenants must send publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., a budget proposal. And so it has come to this for the Grey Lady, inviting newsroom …

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