When George Vecsey abruptly announced that he was stepping back from his regular contributions to The New York Times, it made people wonder what was up at the paper. The New York Observer has found out: He was just one of a few veteran staffers who have taken buyouts.
For the internal tributes to the departed (which are well worth a read) click through to the Observer. Below we’ve listed who took a buyout.
- Sam Dillon. Dillon was a National Education reporter. He had been with the Times since the early 90s.
- Clyde Haberman. Haberman was a Metro Columnist and 34-year veteran of the Times.
- Andrea Stevens. Stevens was an Arts Reporter. She worked for the Times for 27 years.
- Andy Port. Port was the Executive Editor of T and a 20-year veteran of the paper.
- Barclay Walsh. Walsh was a News Research Supervisor for the Times’ Washington Bureau. Walsh had been with the paper for 24 years.
- Donald Parsons. Parsons was a News Design Editor. He had been with the paper since 1982.
- Nicholas Wade. Wade was a Science reporter and a 29-year veteran of the Times.