NYT Public Editor Margaret Sullivan Will Join The Washington Post This Spring

By Corinne Grinapol Comment

Photo Credit: By Niccolò Caranti  via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Credit: By Niccolò Caranti via Wikimedia Commons

We learned late last year that Margaret Sullivan, the well-regarded New York Times public editor, would be leaving her position at the Times at the end of her contract.

Her next destination, coming earlier than expected, will be The Washington Post, news to which media Twitter responded with a collective exclamation point.

The Post announced this morning that Sullivan will be joining the publication in the spring as media columnist.

“She is overflowing with story ideas about the rapidly changing media environment and has a broad mandate to cover media through a variety of formats, everything from a column to blog posts off the news to deeply reported stories,” writes executive features editor Liz Seymour in the announcement.

Sullivan will also pen a weekly column that will cover all things media and journalism.

She was originally slated to leave the Times in August, but is now leaving within weeks, according to a New York Times memo. “We will be in a position to name Margaret’s successor very soon,” writes Arthur Sulzberger Jr in the memo.