From: Larry Beasley
Subject: Our new executive editor
Date: November 7, 2012 4:11:34 PM EST
We have completed the search for a new executive editor and I am glad to announce that David Jackson will be taking over the reins of the newsroom effective immediately. I am sure most of you are familiar with David’s extraordinary journalism success as a correspondent for Time magazine and his stewardship of the Voice of America newsroom. We are lucky to have a journalist of his caliber to lead us into the digital future. His commitment to compelling, exclusive reporting will serve our audiences well and challenge each of us to reach higher and stretch further to differentiate ourselves in the 21st century news marketplace. And David has a keen sense of how to serve audiences in the new digital channels we are building.
He’ll begin working immediately with Chris Dolan, Brett Decker and the entire news and opinion teams. I know you will join me in welcoming David. I’ve attached the official announcement we’ll be sending out shortly so you can share the good news with your friends.
Note: For any confused readers, this isn’t USA Today‘s David Jackson. This is David S. Jackson, a former speechwriter at the State Department and former director of the Dept. of Defense’ media group. He also spent 23 years at TIME.