IHT: Wells out, Schmemann Oreskes in?

Last month we mentioned that departing International Herald Tribune exec editor Walter Wells would likely be replaced by the edit page’s Serge Schmemann. This month, we change our tune thanks to new intel: apparently deputy managing editor Mike Oreskes is in line for the top spot.

When we told her what we’d heard, NYT Vice President Corporate Communications Catherine Mathis said that “a final decision has not been made on that job.” So we’ll leave it as idle gossip and frivolous, unsubstantiated rumor for now.