In two weeks, there will be ads on the front of the NYT's business section. Bill Keller announced the change today during a meeting with newsroom employees. When asked if he'd consider running ads on the front page, he said that he'd prefer it to axing a reporter. The NYT is not the only paper considering running front-page ads: Seelye says the WSJ is considering it, and USA Today currently does so. Keller also said that he was considering narrowing the page to save on newsprint costs (the WSJ announced that it was adopting the measure back in October) .
Related: Look for the NYT to start charging for more content after the success of TimesSelect, says NYT publisher Janet Robinson.