Unfortunately, the Paris-based New York Times staffers who were worried the Times would shutter the outlet were correct.
The paper has announced it is closing its editing and printing operations there and eliminating or relocating roughly 70 employees. The Times Paris news bureau and ad department will not be impacted by the closure.
As a result of the changes, the Times will focus editing and prepress print production in New York and Hong Kong.
“Only by moving ahead with this proposal can we assure our ability to maintain our international print presence for the coming years and do so in a way that will best serve our international readers,” wrote international president Stephen Dunbar-Johnson; assistant masthead editor for international Joe Kahn; and Times Europe editor Dick Stevenson, in a memo.