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What Will NYTimes Staff Cuts Mean for Books?

There was an article on Gawker the other day that NYTimes is planning to cut 20% of its editorial staff in 2009. I’m not sure what number that translates into but the report goes on to say that most of the cuts will be in the newspaper’s “softer” sections. Is Arts & Leisure a “softer” section and if so, does that mean anything for the NY Times Book section?

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

One Comment

  1. RfP
    Oct 15, 2008 @ 12:25:57

    Dwight Garner is leaving the NYT Book Review to join the rotation of book critics in the daily NYT. He says he’s been hankering to write more reviews. I wonder if his move creates a vacuum at the NYTBR. (Or even a succession problem–I remember some speculation that he might succeed Sam Tanenhaus.)

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