Major Promotions at The New Yorker and The New York Times

Michael Luo is named editor of and Jodi Rudoren editorial director of NYT Global

In the wake of a pair of high-profile departures, The New York Times and The New Yorker have each found successors for those roles.

At The New York Times, it was Jodi Rudoren, a deputy international editor, who was named editorial director of NYT Global. “She has the creativity, drive, collegiality, and entrepreneurial spirit to take NYT Global to the next level,” wrote executive editor Dean Baquet and managing editor Joseph Kahn in a memo to staff. That next level will include covering right-wing populism in Europe, as well as bringing what the Times calls its “thematic coverage pods,” like climate change and gender, to international readers. Rudoren’s role was previously held by Lydia Polgreen, who left the Times to take on the editor in chief position at the Huffington Post.

And at The New Yorker, it was Michael Luo who was being promoted, just a few months after being hired away from The New York Times. After joining in November as senior editor/investigations editor, Luo was named editor of today. He replaces Nicholas Thompson, who left to become editor in chief of Wired at end of January. Before joining The New Yorker, Luo had spent 13 years at the Times, most recently as head of an investigations team on the metro desk.

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