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'NYT' Moves Up Deadline for First National Edition

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'NYT' Moves Up Deadline for First National Edition

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The New York Times is switching to a slightly earlier deadline for the first national edition of its Monday-through-Saturday papers, beginning Oct. 18. Previously, the deadline was 9:30 p.m.; now it will be 9 p.m.

"We're doing this to save money," Managing Editor John Geddes wrote in a Wednesday memo to the Times' staff, posted by Zach Seward of the Nieman Journalism Lab. "By closing 30 minutes earlier we'll be able to include papers printed in some of our national sites in shipments made by other publishers to distant markets. That means we can drop other, more costly NYT-only transportation arrangements."

The memo follows:_________ To the staff,

On Sunday, Oct 18th, we'll be moving the deadline for our first national edition to 9:00 pm from 9:30 for our Monday through Saturday papers.

We're doing this to save money. By closing 30 minutes earlier we'll be able to include papers printed in some of our national sites in shipments made by other publishers to distant markets. …

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