I don’t know whether any of you follow legal reporters, but one of the biggest names – Linda Greenhouse, the Times’ Supreme Court reporter and a Pulitzer prize winner – has accepted a buyout offer and will be leaving the paper soon. According to the AP story, Greenhouse has worked for the Times for 40 years and has held down the SCOTUS beat for the latter 30. John Paul Stevens was the only sitting justice when she started in 1978 who’s still on the court today.
Though the 61-year-old Greenhouse says she was planning to retire soon anyway, this is yet another indicator of troubled times for journalism. The Times will be offering buyouts to 100 of its newsroom staff in the coming months.