In a memo to New York Times staffers, Executive Editor Bill Keller and Senior VP-Digital Operations Martin Nisenholtz said that while the print and digital newsrooms have functioned separately for the past 10 years, “The digital news operation is now grown up and strong, ready to enlarge its ambitions.”
The Times has made some efforts in the past to integrate the two functions, such as creating a continuous news desk to provide content to the print and online editions.
However, in the memo, Keller and Nisenholtz said, “We have not been full collaborators.”
The integration will be led by Jon Landman, deputy managing editor in charge of digital for the Times. Over the next few weeks, he will meet with Times editors and staff to work out details for the transition.
“By integrating the newsrooms, we plan to diminish and eventually eliminate the difference between newspaper journalists and Web journalists,” the memo stated.