This is somewhat unusual.
When James Warren (pictured) joins Poynter in April as the institute’s new chief media correspondent, he will continue to write for the New York Daily News on Sundays as a contributing editor. He is currently the paper’s Washington D.C. bureau chief. From this afternoon’s announcement:
In his new role, Warren will be the lead media news reporter for Poynter.org, generating Morning MediaWire, Poynter’s morning newsletter roundup of media news, as well as covering breaking news and writing in-depth stories on major issues. A former media columnist for the Tribune, Warren has worked across platforms as a print and digital journalist, and as a television analyst on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN and Al Jazeera America.
“Jim Warren will add personality and perspective to our already outstanding digital team,” said Poynter president Tim Franklin. “He brings with him a reporting background and contacts in three of the nation’s largest media markets — Washington, Chicago and New York — and he’s worked across media platforms in print, television and digital. Jim is someone who understands how the media business works, and he has the ability to bring original, unique insight to our coverage of the industry.”
Warren, for this new mix of roles, will be based in his hometown of Chicago, where his wife Cornelia Grumman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune, works for the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute. He starts in April.
Over the weekend, Warren shared several funny tweets about the Oscars, including:
Teaching moment for my kids: “Blair, Eliot, this is worst Oscars ever. Trust me. Now, time for bed. You’re spared because I love you.”
— Jim Warren (@JimWarren55) February 23, 2015
[Photo courtesy: Poynter]