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New 'International Herald Tribune' Editor Named -- It's Bill Schmidt

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

New 'International Herald Tribune' Editor Named -- It's Bill Schmidt

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William Schmidt, an assistant managing editor at The New York Times, has been appointed top editor of the International Herald Tribune, The Times and the IHT announced Wednesday.

"Schmidt, a veteran foreign correspondent and newsroom administrator at The Times, has been named editor, global editions," an IHT story reported. "He will move to Paris, where the newspaper is based, by the end of the year, taking over from Martin Gottlieb, who has been serving in that capacity on an interim basis. Gottlieb will return to New York to continue the work of integrating the two newspapers."

"Bill's career is rich in both journalistic and management experience," Bill Keller, executive editor of the Times, said in a statement in the story. "He has reported from a variety of foreign and domestic bureaus - Moscow, Cairo and London, Chicago, Miami, Denver and Atlanta.

"As a member of The Times's masthead, Bill has participated in most of the major decisions about our newsroom," Keller added. …

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