Howell Raines and Gerald Boyd on their way to the employee meeting; Photo - Newsday

The New York TImes Executive Editor Howell Raines and Managing Editor Gerald Boyd answered employee questions at a town hall meeting yesterday, and said he won't quit. The Times' own media reporter, Jacques Steinberg, wasn't allowed to report on it, but we're sure that any Times employee bulletin board is the hot place to go - tips? Newsday says it's tough times for Raines.

There are rumors that Blair is shopping around a book deal and L.A. Weekly's Nikki Finke says people shouldn't be surprised about that.

[Via Romenesko's Media News]

Gothamist's Jayson Blair coverage.