Longtime New York Times advertising reporter Stuart Elliott is leaving the newspaper after more than two decades as part of its latest round of buyouts.
He announced the career move on Facebook this morning.
Elliott is one of a number of familiar bylines who are leaving the Times. Others include weekly science section editor David Corcoran, chief financial correspondent Floyd Norris, TV reporter Bill Carter, media reporter Christine Haughney, and social media editor Sasha Koren, according to the New York Post.
The Times had warned that if 100 staffers did not apply for buyouts by 5 pm on Monday, it would have to cut staff. Its newsroom had about 1,350 journalists, prior to this round of departures.
Advertising executives won’t be the only ones who miss Elliott. A number of PR pros tweeted at the veteran journalist on Wednesday about the effect his departure will have on their media-consumption – and pitching – habits.
Here's to @stuartenyt for years of sharing his smart and always-interesting critical eye on this crazy industry. Great luck.
Good luck to @stuartenyt - one of the best in the biz. Someone has large shoes to fill in keeping PR pros across America on their toes— Luke DeRouen (@lukederouen) December 3, 2014