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Industry News, 1: Union Will Fight Proposed NY Times Photo Dept Cuts

By David Schonauer   Monday June 19, 2017

The NewsGuild of New York, the union representing New York Times staffers, has announced it will fight The Times’s proposed 20-percent reduction in photo desk staff via buyout, reports PDN. “As the Times makes changes to become a more ‘visually oriented’ news source, it is simply illogical to buy out (or ultimately lay off) one-fifth of the photo editors,” the union stated in a newsletter sent to its members. The Times told staff at the end of May that the paper would cut its editorial staff by offering buyouts.

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