Adam Bryant, the former Newsweek business editor who returned to the New York Times earlier this year, has been named deputy editor for enterprise for the business section, according to a memo from business editor Larry Ingrassia posted on the Romenesko blog.
Bryant succeeds Paula Dwyer, who is moving to the paper’s Washington bureau. Dwyer was once a BusinessWeek reporter based in DC.
Ingrassia wrote in the memo, “Since rejoining the Times earlier this year from Newsweek, Adam has demonstrated his talents as an editor, both on enterprise stories and in helping direct coverage of some major running stories, like the mounting problems of the American auto companies.
“Indeed, a number of you have volunteered in recent weeks that Adam would make a great replacement for Paula. I couldn’t agree more.
“Adam’s good story sense, his deft touch with copy and a feel for good presentation that he developed while he was Newsweek’s business editor make him a particularly good fit for this job. He’ll oversee the daily display, working closely with our design, photo and graphics team, as well as work with cluster editors and reporters on page one stories. For now, Adam will continue to oversee the reporters who have been in his group.”
Read more here. Ingrassia also said that he was looking for another editor.
I wrote back in July that Bryant’s departure from Newsweek was one of the most significant events in business journalism during the first six months of the year because it signaled a decreasing emphasis on business coverage by the news magazine.