The New York Times has announced it is to reduce the number of sections it has in the daily paper it sells in the New York area beginning next month. “This is just the latest cost-saving move at the beleaguered newspaper,” notes the far more readable New York Post.
As part of the move, the Sports section will be added into the Business section on Tuesdays through Fridays. The Metro section will be published as part of the A section, with national and international news, on Monday through Saturday.
“The latest move comes amid a steady stream of unrelenting bad news on the advertising front for the New York Times Co., which recently cut more than 100 editorial jobs at its flagship newspaper,” says the Post.
The Times on Aug. 26 said that newspaper ad revenue companywide fell 12 percent in July versus a year ago.
Times CEO Arthur “Pinch” Sulzberger insisted the changes are related to cutting costs on the production side, and that the paper will still devote the same amount of editorial space in the merged sections.