Back in May, Times executive editor Bill Keller announced that managing editor Jill Abramson would be taking a detour from her managing editing duties to immerse herself with life on the web. The detour was scheduled for six months while Washington bureau chief Dean Baquet, business editor Larry Ingrassia and foreign editor Susan Chira Read More
“Meanwhile, in Washington, Times reporter Eric Schmitt had just returned from a reporting trip to Iraq. Dean Baquet, his bureau chief, advised him of a quick turnaround to undertake a ‘special project’ in London. Schmitt says he was briefed by Keller, and touched down in London late Saturday, June 26. After a Sunday lunch with Read More
A New York Times front page story from Monday by veteran James Risen about mineral riches in Afghanistan has quickly become a story about how The New York Times deals with criticism.
Critics questioned the news-worthiness and the timing of the story. For some, the article explained the American effort in Afghanistan too Read More
Felix Gillette talks to Newsweek editor-turned-NBC Washington Bureau head Mark Whitaker, who describes his position as follows: "It’s a fascinating job… For me, it’s the perfect job."
John Koblin checks in with Dean Baquet, The New York Times‘ Washington Bureau Chief who tells him, “It is a huge moment for the bureau and Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C.—On the morning of Inauguration Day, while Barack Obama and George W. Bush were traveling in a motorcade from their White House coffee talk to the Capitol for the Big Event, Dean Baquet was scarfing down his second plain bagel and cream cheese of the morning in the offices of the New York Times Read More
The rumors are running wild in D.C. that sometime later this week, Post editor Leonard Downie will take a buyout and step down. A short-list of candidates is making its way around, and Michael Calderone at Politico sizes it up.
Calderone believes it’s likely that newly-named publisher Katherine Weymouth will go outside the Read More
For the first time in decades, The New York Times has a new Supreme Court reporter.
Adam Liptak, the Times’ national legal reporter, is taking over the position Linda Greenhouse—who covered the beat, off and on, for 30 years—vacated in February after taking a $300,000 buyout. Before Mr. Liptak was a reporter, he was Read More
When Dean Baquet returned to The New York Times in March to run the paper’s Washington bureau, the former editor in chief of the Los Angeles Times knew he’d be competing for political scoops with traditional foes like The Washington Post.
But soon, a less predictable adversary—and one that could prove a tougher challenge—will Read More
Yesterday, Dean Baquet phoned The Observer from a train that was returning him to Washington, D.C., where he is the bureau chief for The New York Times.
He was concerned that readers might be confused about one of his quotes in our report on the Livingston Awards.
The Observer spoke with Mr. Baquet Read More
“This is a moment when people already think the press is too cozy with government,” said Dean Baquet, The New York Times’ Washington, D.C., bureau chief. “And I think these events confirm that.”
Mr. Baquet was on the phone on April 30, nine days after his first-ever trip to a White House Correspondents’ Association Read More