Freelancers are first to go at New York Times

suburban_mom_crash1As a freelance jouranlist, this latest memo from New York Times executive editor, Bill Keller, has me worried:

— We expect to roll out a trim of freelance budgets within the next few weeks.
Taken together, these moves will save millions of dollars — savings that would otherwise have to come out of payroll.

So much for my some of my colleague’s assurances that while staffers get cut, freelancers will benefit.

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