First Mover: Frank Rich

Former 'NYT' columnist on the future of the paper and his move to 'New York'

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How is it being back with New York editor Adam Moss?

It’s great. Our editorial relationship dates back to when he was essentially a kid at Esquire in 1987, when he called me up out of the blue. I didn’t want to do the assignment; he convinced me to do it.

Why did you leave the Times for New York?

There was no way I could expand further as a writer at the Times. I didn’t want to be an editor or be in management.



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