“Wegman intends to retrace parts of the route taken by French nobleman Alexis de Tocqueville in the 1830s – plus newer regions of the country – to “learn what’s changed over the decades, and what hasn’t. The fellowship will provide the resources and flexibility for him to do that.”
“I want to see for myself what the culture of democracy in America looks like in the early 21st century.”
Prior to joining the Times in July 2013, he served as an editorial operations manager forthe editor-in-chief and There, he also edited various areas of coverage, including
He served as editor-in-charge at Thomson Reuters, overseeing breaking.
He was appointed managing editor of The New York Observer from
Wegman has a B.A. from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and a M.A. from Boston University. He also has a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Wegman is also writing a biography of founding father James Wilson.