New York Times editor on newsroom changes: ‘It is natural to reshape our contours’

New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson to staff:

We are changing some of traditional architecture of the newsroom,Unknown-1 including in the leadership and editing ranks. For instance, we have decided not to continue having separate editing and reporting groups on the environment and how we live. …

Even if there was no fiscal pressure to do so, we would be making some structural changes in the newsroom to balance our precious journalistic resources. In order to expand digitally and internationally in the exciting ways we have planned, it is natural to reshape our contours.

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