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Schanberg Resigns After N.Y. Times Cancels His Column

September 26, 1985|from the Washington Post

Sydney Schanberg has resigned from the New York Times after the newspaper refused to restore his column and he rejected an offer of a position on the New York Times Magazine.

Schanberg, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of Cambodia and became a celebrity when his story was made into the movie "The Killing Fields," saw his column on New York killed on Aug. 19.

Sources at the Times said that Publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger believed that the column was too narrow in scope, but the cancellation came after Schanberg wrote a column criticizing New York's newspapers, and by implication his own, for their coverage of the city's ill-fated Westway Highway development.

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