New York Times Employees Stage Walkout, Chant ‘No Editors, No Peace’

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New York Times employees staged a protest on Thursday after the newspaper announced it would be eliminating the roles of about 100 copy editors.

Hundreds of New York Times employees walked out of their office near Times Square carrying protest signs in disapproval of the decision. Employees from various departments joined in to stand up for the copy editors, the Washington Post reported.

New York Times employees carried signs riddled with misspelled words to show the importance of a copy editor's role.

"Copy editors save our buts," "This sign wsa not edited," "We kneed are editors! They make us look smart," and "Without us, it's the New Yrok Times," the signs read.

A political reporter for Breitbart News tweeted out a photo of the poorly edited signs and a video of reporters chanting, "No editors, no peace."

A staff writer at New York Magazine, Jenna Wortham, tweeted out a picture of employees walking out in "solidarity."

The New York Times decided to eliminate the newspaper's stand-alone copy desk. The desk included more than 100 copy editors, who have been invited to apply for one of the 50 positions that will now be available.

The staff cuts are in an attempt to "streamline" the newsroom operation by reducing the layers of editing.

Madeleine Weast

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Madeleine Weast is Assistant Social Media Editor for the Washington Free Beacon. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2014. Prior to joining the Beacon, she was a Communications Fellow at The Charles Koch Institute. Madeleine is from Prairie Village, Kansas and lives in Washington, D.C. Her Twitter handle is @MadeleineWeast.

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