New York Times Kills ‘Public Editor’ Slot, Offers More Buyouts

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The New York Times this morning announced the elimination of its Public Editor column, a widely read print and online insider’s critique of the paper that followed a national trend of newspapers creating “ombudsman” positions for readers to address complaints. Liz Spayd, the current public editor, will leave The Times on Friday, according to a memo to the staff from publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. The paper’s executive editor, Dean Baquet, also announced, as expected, a…