NPR Cuts More

NPR is cutting “Tell Me More,” which is aimed at black people, in its drive to cut a  $6M budget deficit.

The seven-year-old program hosted by Michel Martin aired on just about 140 stations, which falls between the minimum 300 stations needed to be a self-sustainable stand-alone program.

Martin, according to a memo from will partner with stations to do live events, according to a memo from Margaret Low Smith, NPR’s senior VP for news.

Twenty-eight jobs (eight of them are now unfilled) are to be eliminated due to the shutdown of TMM.

NYT's Gelb Dies at 90 

Arthur Gelb, a journalistic fixture at the New York Times for 45 years, died from complications of a stroke May 20 at his home in Manhattan. He was 90.

Hired as a copy boy, Gelb rose to critic, chief cultural correspondent, metropolitan editor, deputy managing editor and retired in 1989 as managing editor.

During his tenure, Gelb was expanding the reach of the Old Grey Lady by introducing stand-alone sections such as Sports Monday, Science Times, Dining, Home and Weekend.

Gay Talese, who once worked under Gelb, recalls him as a “lanky creative tower of tension.”

NYT publisher Pinch Sulzberger said in a statement that Gelb “brought great energy and insight to our journalism.