Late Sunday evening, Politico
publicist media reporter Dylan Byers published an internal memo broke the news that Susan Glasser, editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy, will be joining Politico as its long-form journalism editor.
Glasser has also been tasked with adding “vitality and impact to Politico’s daily report by marshaling the best outside contributors to produce analysis, argument and first-person perspectives on the news of the day,” according to the memo, dutifully posted by Byers, who called the announcement from his employer “truly game-changing.”
NYT‘s Leslie Kaufman may have unconsciously taken a dig at
Publicist Byers in her Monday report on the new hire. Kaufman wrote that Glasser is “perhaps best known for her years at [WaPo], where she was on the fast track for the top post before being removed as assistant managing editor of national news because of complaints about her management style.”
In April, Byers wrote a memorably negative piece on NYT Executive Editor Jill Abramson using anonymous NYT newsroom sources who were unhappy with Abramson’s management style. Will they turn the tables and do one on Glasser using anonymous Politico sourcing and declare that just a year in, Glasser, described as “polarizing” in the NYT piece is “on the verge of losing the support of the newsroom?” Hey, it’s an idea, especially since the end result of Byers’ hit piece, according to NYT insiders, was that it didn’t damage Abramson’s rep, but, in fact, favorably enhanced it.
Glasser has a strong tie to the NYT. She’s married to NYT political reporter Peter Baker.
See the full Politico memo…By the way, we heard about the prospect of Glasser going to work for Politico a few weeks back but were led to believe it was a ludicrous possibility. Read more