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Sulzberger Confirms Search for New Public Editor -- and More from Strupp's ASNE Notebook #2

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Sulzberger Confirms Search for New Public Editor -- and More from Strupp's ASNE Notebook #2

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New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. confirmed to E&P Wednesday that the paper would hire a third in a line of public editors after Byron "Barney" Calame's term ends in May, but would not comment on how the choice would be made or any thoughts on how the three-year-old editor's post has worked. "We're looking for that person," he said as he ducked into an elevator at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, where the American Society of Newspaper Editors' conference is being held this week. "We're still understanding it, still learning it."* McClatchy's Washington Editor David Westphal was all smiles Wednesday night about teaming up with Yahoo for a new international reporting and blogging effort. During ASNE's reception at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portratiure, Westphal spoke positively about the new pairing. "The most interesting thing is that it is kind of a rifle shot into the territory newspapers have talked about abandoning - foreign bureaus," he told E&P. Of course the McClatchy bureau, formerly operated by Knight Ridder, has made a name for itself with top foreign coverage, especially in Iraq, where it has launched no fewer than three blogs in recent months. Asked how placing some of its coverage on the ultimate Web information site, Westphal declared, "we go on as usual." *President George Bush did not find time to attend this year's ASNE Conference, but apparently had enough room in his busy schedule to speak before the National Cattlemen's Beef Association at a D. …

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