WSJ’s Jordan leaving for New York Times job
Miriam Jordan, a senior special writer for The Wall Street Journal in its Los Angeles bureau, sent out the following email to her colleagues on Tuesday:
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
After many, many years, I am leaving the Wall Street Journal.
I saw the world – the good and the bad — reporting in Asia, Latin America and the U.S. for this paper.
The stories of hope are the ones dearest to me, and I am especially grateful to current and former WSJ editors Bruce Orwall, Jesse Pesta, Mike Miller, Marcus Brauchli, Mike Williams and Mike Allen for believing in them and in me.
In India, I wrote about midwives who saved from death the unwanted newborn girls they had delivered; I reported from the front lines of the campaign to eradicate polio. In Brazil, I profiled a Holocaust survivor who built a retail empire on the belief that the poor would faithfully pay monthly installments for consumer goods. In the U.S., I discovered an undocumented student, “Dreamer” and salutatorian of his Princeton graduating class, who has been deemed the classics scholar of his generation.
I am also indebted to editors Ethan Smith, David Luhnow, Carrie Dolan and Michael Ruby, as well as to Jeff Burke and John Blanton, who edited my first leders and aheds in Hong Kong.
I’d like to thank Nick Casey for reaching out – and proving me right. Look at you now!
Across the WSJ, I have collaborated with colleagues in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Mexico City and beyond, who are now dear friends.
In LA specifically, I have been fortunate to work alongside exceptional reporters who are wonderful people. Special thanks to Tammy Audi, a gem.
I know I must be forgetting some of you; I am sorry. Thank you. Thank you.
I’m headed to the New York Times. Stay in touch. I’ll miss you.