It was a very New York Times protest. Meticulously planned, well staffed, if somewhat meandering in the execution.

As part of an ongoing and increasingly fractious dispute about pay and conditions, about 375 staff members gathered in the paper's New York headquarters, walked out of one entrance, strolled round the block and walked back in another. In Washington DC, 23 staff members staged a similar protest.

The whole thing lasted about 10 minutes.