New Times

New Times
: Sooner than expected [Psst: Mickey, quick: update your Raines-o-Meter!], Howell Raines resigned as editor of the Times and took Gerald Boyd with him.

Let’s just hope that now the paper is not edited by committee.

Now, more than ever, papers need strong vision and the Times needs the strongest vision of all.

: Gawker has the official NYT press release.

Here’s the first NY Times story, which says:

Arthur Sulzberger Jr., told staff members that he wanted to “applaud Howell and Gerald for putting the interest of this newspaper, a newspaper we all love, above their own.”

Even Times bashers should be impressed with the strength of the institution over the power of the individual.

: Here’s the memo to the staff.