New York Times Names Glenn Kramon Tech Editor

 <em>New York Times</em> Names Glenn Kramon Tech EditorGlenn Kramon, The New York Times assistant managing editor for enterprise has been appointed the paper’s technology editor, Dean Murphy, the newly appointed editor for Business Day, announced in an internal memo this morning. Mr. Kramon will move to San Francisco, where he will replace Damon Darlin. No word yet on what’s next for Mr. Darlin.

Mr. Kramon has been the paper’s assistant managing editor for enterprise since 2006. The Times‘ former executive editor Bill Keller appointed Mr. Kramon to the position “with a mandate to stimulate and manage original New York Times reporting ventures across the newsroom.” 

“He has overseen an impressive run in long-term enterprise, supervising or editing dozens of projects that have captivated readers, set the national debate and won a bevy of prizes — at last count nine Pulitzers among them,” Mr. Murphy wrote in a newsroom memo that went out earlier today. “This is an exciting moment for Bizday, as one of the paper’s most accomplished editors focuses his attention on one of our most vital and dynamic areas of coverage.”

Full memo below:

He has overseen an impressive run in long-term enterprise, supervising
or editing dozens of projects that have captivated readers, set the
national debate and won a bevy of prizes — at last count nine
Pulitzers among them. His standards are exacting and his enthusiasm
for great journalism infectious. And he is a generous and
collaborative colleague.

Glenn Kramon has spent the past seven years working his enterprise
magic for multiple departments as assistant managing editor in New
York. We are pleased to announce that he will now take his act on the
road, moving to San Francisco as technology editor for Business Day.

This is an exciting moment for Bizday, as one of the paper’s most
accomplished editors focuses his attention on one of our most vital
and dynamic areas of coverage. It also a coming home, of sorts, for
Glenn. He not only served as business editor, but also had a stint as
tech editor back when the Internet was as much mystery as business
model.

Tech is now a mainstay of business journalism, and thanks to Damon
Darlin’s leadership, our tech team’s coverage is second to none.
During his seven years, Damon has expanded the tech team, broadened
its coverage to include the impact of technology on society and built
Bits into a must-read blog. Damon will be moving to an assignment in
New York — more on that later — while Glenn continues to expand tech’s
presence both in print and online.

Glenn will begin his 2.0 mobile version later this winter once he
clears through the stack of prize entries teetering on his desk. In
the meantime, Damon will manage the transition.

— Dean Murphy