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Top Editors at 'New York Times' Resign

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Top Editors at 'New York Times' Resign

Top Editors at 'New York Times' Resign

Top Editors at 'New York Times' Resign

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NPR's Robert Smith reports that the top editors at The New York Times have resigned. Executive Editor Howell Raines and Managing Editor Gerald Boyd stepped down Thursday amid a storm of criticism over the paper's management of former Times reporter Jayson Blair. Blair was accused of fabricating or plagiarizing elements in dozens of stories for the paper. One Times reporter said there was a lot of crying when Raines made his announcement, but that there is a sense of relief among the staff.