Staff writer Thomas S. Mulligan, based in the New York bureau, writes "Newton's message carried praise for his colleagues and the paper, plus a hint of unspecified conflict between him and Hiller."
"It's clear to me, as it is to everyone, that the paper still has challenges ahead," Newton wrote. "The publisher and I have discussed those difficulties, and he is entitled to an editorial page editor who shares his vision on how best to confront them."
That would be Publisher David Hiller.
Earlier today: Jim Newton out at Times with full statements