The New York Times Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren took another step toward putting his stamp on the publication by parting ways with columnist Virginia Heffernan. Originating on nytimes.com in 2006, Heffernan’s web-themed column “The Medium” will no longer appear in Lindgren’s mag. “The Medium” transitioned over to NYT Magazine in June 2009 and showcased digital stories including top viral videos and popular mobile device apps.
Heffernan represents the most recent departure in a string of staffers that have parted ways with the magazine since Lindgren’s entrance in late October. Alex Star vacated his post as deputy editor in December and now works with the Times Book Review.
Prior to joining The New York Times, Heffernan served as a television critic for Slate and co-authored The Underminer with Mike Albo.