The New York Times named Bill Keller, a former Times managing editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent, as its new executive editor on Monday, six weeks after the newspaper's top editors resigned amid a plagiarism scandal.

New York Times Executive Editor Howell Raines and Managing Editor Gerald Boyd resigned from their posts Thursday in the wake of a damaging plagiarism scandal and amid lingering worries about the newspaper's management style and work atmosphere.

Three of the nation's most prominent news companies -- The New York Times Co., The Tribune Co. and Knight Ridder -- will eliminate thousands of jobs.