The esteemed Public Editor at The New York Times, Margaret Sullivan, is resigning her position and joining Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post organization. She will be sorely missed.
As Public Editor it was Sullivan’s job to represent The Times’ readers and all their grievances toward The Gray Lady. And those grievances were legion.
Many were the times Ms. Sullivan held Jr. Editor Dean Baquet’s feet to the fire. (And in nearly every case, frat-boy Baquet responded with a wimpy excuse for his short-comings.)
We thank Margaret Sullivan for all her hard work. It can’t be easy biting the hand of Art Sulzberger knowing that’s where your paycheck is coming from. Maybe…Art decided to find a Public Editor who doesn’t have any teeth?
And congratulations on moving on to Katherine Graham’s fine – oops! – Jeff Bezos’ grand experiment in journalism.