From: Terry Schwadron
Date: Jan 30, 2007
Subject: [NYT Newsroom] Message from BILL KELLER
After guiding The Times through toxic storms and rebuilding our bureau into a dominant force in Washington coverage, Phil Taubman is returning to his first love, the correspondent’s life. Phil has chosen a new mission that capitalizes on Read More
Former New York Times Washington editor Kate Phillips has returned to the bureau as a reporter. The former number two rejoined the bureau on Wednesday and will cover lobbying and politics.
“I’m just glad to be back,” Phillips said by phone March 2. Washington bureau chief Phil Taubman sent Phillips flowers welcoming her back Read More
Today, New York Times Washington Bureau Chief Phil Taubman announced replacements for departed Washington editor Kate Phillips, who was forced out of the bureau in December. Rather than filling the position, which was the bureau’s No. 2 spot, the paper has split it into three separate posts.
Taubman’s memo follows:
I’m pleased to announce or Read More
As of this week, the pundit class has a new and well-connected member: Tamara Chalabi, the daughter of Iraq’s deputy prime minister, Ahmad Chalabi.
Ms. Chalabi, fresh off a Harvard Ph.D. in history, has a book due out next month, The Shi’is of Jabal ‘Amil and the New Lebanon, from Palgrave Macmillan. On Dec. Read More
New York Times Washington editor Kate Phillips, the number-two editor in the bureau, left the position Tuesday, according to a source in the bureau familiar with the matter.
Bureau chief Phil Taubman is scheduled to hold a brown-bag lunch meeting today to address the staff about Phillips’ departure.
“There’s a lot of confusion about Read More
New York Times executive editor Bill Keller canceled his planned visit to the paper’s Washington bureau today. According to Times sources, Washington bureau chief Phil Taubman told his staff in an e-mail that Keller was canceling his lunch meeting with the bureau and remaining in New York to handle the ongoing Judith Miller standoff.
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From the other side of the International Date Line, Bill Keller presents his latest memo on the Judith Miller crisis (via Romenesko).
Revisiting his go-slow approach to cleaning up after the WMD-reporting mess, Keller writes that “we fostered an impression that The Times put a higher premium on protecting its reporters than on Read More