A slew of changes to some New York Times foreign desks has been announced. Pay attention now, because there are quite a few. Below are the highlights, followed by a massive Times memo that gives more details.
- Steve Erlanger is succeeding John Burns as London bureau chief. Burns will remain chief foreign correspondent, but move on to sports coverage.
- Alissa Rubin is departing as Kabul bureau chief to take over as Paris bureau chief. Rod Nordland will succeed her in Afghanistan.
- Rachel Donadio is departing her role as Rome bureau chief. The Times hasn’t indicated what she’s doing next yet. Jim Yardley is replacing her.
- Alison Smale is succeeding Nick Kulish as Berlin bureau chief. Kulish is moving on to East Africa, where he’ll cover for Jeffrey Gettleman, who is on book leave.
And now for the note.