New York Times To Drastically Shrink

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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  • The New York Times will, on some weekdays, collapse the sports and Metro sections into other sections of the newspaper entirely, the New York Observer is reporting. The Times is expected to make an announce later today with more details. (On a Friday afternoon, of course!) So, wow. Well that's over! "According to newsroom sources, the Metro Section is moving into the A-section and the Sports section will move into the Business section for some portion of the week," writes John Koblin in the Observer. It's a bloody daily Pennysaver now—though according to the leak at the Times, "no content will be lost in either section." Sure! Still, we'll be watching that page count very carefully.

    UPDATE: Memo from Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. follows:

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