The New York Times has decided to end its four-year long partnership with The Texas Tribune. The deal between the papers will officially end in December.
Evan Smith, CEO and editor-in-chief of the Tribune, said that the end was not unexpected, and had come due to “the challenging economic times that continue to bedevil the media industry.” Smith added that while Tribune readers and writers alike enjoyed the partnership, he completely understood the decision:
Readers across the state told us how much they enjoyed having so much Texas in the paper — especially because it was the work of Texans. Subjects of stories were excited to see themselves in the pages of the most famous newspaper in the world. And, yes, for the Trib’s writers, the idea of publishing in the august Times was a real kick. We hate to see the whole thing come to an end, but it’s like that line from The Godfather: It’s business, not personal.