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NY Times appoints Khan and Abrams deputy Standards editors

October 26, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Aisha Khan
Aisha Khan

Aisha Khan, assistant Standards editor at The New York Times, has taken on the role of deputy Standards editor. As per the Times:

“Aisha will continue to be a Standards liaison to Video and Styles. She will take on additional duties in orientation, training and newsroom outreach, as well as in our work with Newsroom Projects and Initiatives. She will also help define what Standards across international time zones should look like, working with Jill Taylor, who is now based in Seoul.”

Khan joined the Times in September 2011 as a copy editor on the Foreign and National Desk. She then served as an assistant editor on the news desk. Prior to joining the Times, she was a copy editor at the Los Angeles Times, where she worked for eight years. She also held the same post at Newsday.

Khan has a B.A. from Lady Shri Ram College in India and an M.A. from Delhi University, also in India. She also has an M.A. from New York University.

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Mike Abrams
Mike Abrams

Mike Abrams, director of journalism practices and principles, has also been appointed deputy Standards editor. He has been with the Times for more than 19 years. During this time, he’s held the posts of staff editor, assistant sports editor, senior staff editor for news, assistant culture editor, desk head for culture and senior editor for planning – culture.

He also served as senior editor for editing standards.

As per the Times:

“Mike will bring some of his Culture and Careers responsibilities (back) with him to Standards, including the planning for Newsroom U and Journalism U, involvement in outreach to journalism affinity organizations, and efforts to reinforce our commitment to independence. And he will still be the point person for our best-in-class editor testing and vetting operation. He will continue as part of our team managing the stylebook, and he will be a Standards liaison for A.I. considerations going forward.”

He worked as an assignment editor and general assignment reporter at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va.

Abrams has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State University.

You can congratulate Abrams on X/Twitter.

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