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ReadThisThing (Apr 4th, 2018)

Inside the newsroom and departments that work closely with it, many legacy jobs have been eliminated over the past few years to make room for an entirely new class of employees ... That means the paper is now crawling with journalists who came from some of the same upstart digital publications the Times now counts as competitors. The result is an increasingly diverse and varied organization that suddenly encompasses lots of people who didn’t come up in old-school journalism environments like the Times, or people who are at least more inclined to challenge some of the newspaper’s entrenched customs in an era where it increasingly feels like the world has been turned on its head and the old rules no longer apply.

The culture war between old school traditionalists and digital natives at the Grey Lady is spilling over into the public sphere; some say "journalism is not about creating safe spaces" while others wonder "why not?"

Read: Inside the Woke Civil War at the New York Times

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