I just spoke to the Times‘ top political reporter, Adam Nagourney, who told me this might be the last time he’ll cover a convention–or, an election for that matter–for the paper.
“What I’m thinking–and it’s not remotely about disillusionment; I love this job–that maybe I should do something different,” he said. “There are a lot of opportunites at The New York Times. I think I’ve done it well, or as well as I could do it, but I just want to do something different.”
He brought up the possibility of either moving over to the national desk, or taking a foreign assignment. He’s been covering Conventions for the Times since 1996.