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Times-Picayune employees in shock as extent of Newhouse cuts begins to emerge
 
http://www.bestofneworleans.com/imag...une-sunday.jpg Tonight, in private homes, on porches and at least one bar, employees of The Times-Picayune gathered to collectively absorb the shock of a New York Times report that the paper is about to undergo a massive restructuring that will leave New Orleans without a daily published newspaper just as longtime local publisher Ashton Phelps prepares to leave and be replaced by Ricky Mathews, publisher of the Mobile Press-Register and president of Advance Alabama/Mississippi. (Advance Publications, the parent company of The Times-Picayune and its online affiliate NOLA.com, is owned by the Newhouse family of publishers.)


David Carr's report comes after a tumultuous week in the T-P newsroom, which began after incoming publisher Ricky Mathews came to New Orleans last week and held meetings with some but not all Times-Picayune executives off the building's premises.? [ Read more ]

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