New York Times to acquire Athletic in $550 million deal

The New York Times has reached an agreement to acquire The Athletic in an all-cash deal valued at $550 million. The acquisition deal of the online sports news outlet will bring The Times closer to its goal of having 10 million subscriptions by 2025, while also offering its audience more in-depth coverage of the more […]

New York Times names O’Neill deputy editor for nights

The New York Times has promoted Justin O’Neil to the post of deputy editor for nights. Recently, he was an assistant editor on the Home team. O’Neil has been with The Times for over 7 years, previously serving as a news assistant and staff editor. Prior to joining The Times, he was an associate editor, […]

New beat for NY Times’ Barbassa

The following excerpt note was sent out by The New York Times book review editor Pamela Paul: We are delighted to announce that Juliana Barbassa will be the new deputy for news and features on the Books desk. Juliana currently heads up coverage of Latin America for International, which she joined in 2018 after serving […]

NY Times taps Samulewski as news assistant for Opinion audio

The New York Times has promoted Kristina Samulewski to the post of news assistant for Opinion audio. In her new role, she will be supporting all of The Times’ shows, with a special focus on narrative. Samulewski joined the Times in 2019 as the executive assistant to editor-in-chief Hanya Yanagihara at T Magazine. Recently, she […]

Hennessey to join NY Times as deputy politics editor, enterprise

The New York Times has hired Kathleen Hennessey as deputy politics editor for enterprise. Her new role begins Jan. 10. Hennessey joins from The Associated Press, where she served as a White House reporter and editor, deputy Washington bureau chief and, most recently, as regional politics editor. After journalism school at Berkeley, Kathleen went on […]

NY Times announces promotions in Washington

The following excerpt announcement was sent out by The New York Times assistant managing editor and Washington bureau chief Elisabeth Bumiller: Margaret Ho, our previous Saturday editor, is now an assistant editor overseeing a team of reporters who cover legal and other issues. Margaret has been our Saturday editor since 2019. Margaret joined the bureau […]

Fahrenthold swaps the Post for NY Times

David Fahrenthold will be joining The New York Times as an investigative reporter in the Washington bureau. He begins Jan. 24. In his new role, Fahrenthold will report to Times enterprise and investigations editor Dick Stevenson. Fahrenthold comes from The Washington Post, where he had worked for the past 21 years, starting as an intern. […]

Labor officials accuse NY Times for unlawful interference with organizing efforts

U.S. labor officials have filed a complaint against The New York Times of unlawfully interfering with the organizing efforts of tech employees by barring a group of workers from showing union support, reports Reuters. “We strongly disagree with the union’s allegations about the supervisory status of certain technology employees and welcome the opportunity to explain […]

WSJ podcast producer Novetsky joins NY Times’ “The Daily”

The New York Times has hired Rikki Novetsky as a producer for “The Daily.” She joins from The Journal, a news podcast with the Wall Street Journal about money, business, and power, where she was a producer. She also worked with WSJ hosts and reporters to adapt news, features, and investigations into narrative podcast episodes. […]

NY Times media columnist Smith leaving for global news startup

Ben Smith, media columnist at The New York Times is leaving to launch a global news start-up with Justin Smith, who is stepping down as CEO of Bloomberg Media. Previously, Smith was editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed. He has also reported for Politico, the New York Observer and the New York Sun. He was also a political […]