The names of New York Times staffers who are accepting buyouts are starting to trickle out. The latest? Bill Carter, a 25-year veteran of the paper. According to The Huffington Post, Carter described leaving the Times as a “really wrenching and agonizing decision.”
Carter had been with the Times since 1989, when he joined as a media reporter. He previously worked for The Baltimore Sun. Carter, who has already penned two books on late night TV, is working on another.
“I love this job and I love the Times,” Carter told HuffPost. “I would never do this under other circumstances. I feel the economic pressure to do this.”
Other Times staffers who have accepted buyouts include Fern Turkowitz, David Firestone, Joseph Berger, Lon Teter, Brian Knowlton, Floyd Norris, David Corcoran and Yasmin Namini.