Media Moves

The City appoints Kim editor-in-chief

January 7, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Richard Kim

The following excerpt note was sent out by The City:

 THE CITY, an independent, nonprofit newsroom dedicated to serving the people of New York, is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Kim as editor in chief.

He joins the organization from HuffPost, where as executive editor he oversaw core editorial operations spanning enterprise reporting, breaking news, trends and politics. He was previously executive editor of The Nation magazine.

Kim said:

“Study after study has shown that when local news disappears, the public checks out or turns to social media, where misinformation and conspiracy theories abound. Political polarization becomes even more extreme. Mistrust in government grows, and voters become more susceptible to manipulation. That’s why THE CITY’s mission is so crucial, not just for New York and New Yorkers, but as part of a national movement to revive democracy by reviving local news.”

Kim begins his role on Feb. 1.

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