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New York Times Taps New Deputy Op-Ed Editor

Sewell Chan has been named the new Deputy Op-Ed Editor for The New York Times. Chan announced the move just a few minutes ago via Twitter.

Chan has written for the Times since moving on from The Washington Post in 2004. In 2007, he was the first Bureau Chief for City Room. He has reported on a wide range of subjects, including Hurricane Katrina and the MTA strike in 2005.

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NYT‘s Metro Loss Leaves Room For Competition

250px-NYC_wideangle_south_from_Top_of_the_Rock.jpgLast week was a tough one for The New York Times: not only were employees dropping like flies over a gastrointestinal bug that may or may not have been caused by the food being served in the cafeteria, as well as bemoaning the closing of Times‘ restaurant Montenapo, but Sewell Chan, bureau chief of the Times‘ metro section and founder of its City Room blog, transferred to the Washington bureau of the same paper.

But Chan — who was called “a genius” among other high words of praise in his farewell memo written by Joe Sexton and Bill Keller — leaving New York for D.C. may open up the playing field for other local NYC news organizations. As Daily Intel reported Friday, operations seem to be speeding up at The Wall Street Journal, which is planning to produce its own Metro section by February, instead of the previously forecast April.

The local turf-war between The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal is continuing after last year’s debut of a San Francisco edition from both papers.

Read More: Will the Journal Be Pleased by Sewell Chan’s Departure From the Times ‘Metro’ Section? –Daily Intel

Montenapo Closes in New York Times Building –Grub Street

Previously: New York Times Hits Upon New Plan to Shed Employees, Times New York Metro Desk Gives Fond Farewell To Chan, Welcomes Newman

Times New York Metro Desk Gives Fond Farewell To Chan, Welcomes Newman

Earlier today, we reported the news that The New York Times‘s metro reporter and bureau chief Sewell Chan was leaving the New York office — and the City Room blog — for a gig in the paper’s Washington bureau. He’s being replaced by Andy Newman.

FishbowlNY has gotten its hands on the memo that went out today from metro editors Joe Sexton and Wendell Jamieson to the staff.

In the memo, Sexton calls Chan a genius:

“…a reporter who took a mighty dare with a new genre, inhabited it, and remade it. City Room, sometimes called a blog, was and is, of course, way more than that. And Sewell, its creator and conscience and beating heart from Day 1, was no less than all of that.”

There’s also thoughtful quotes from executive editor Bill Keller and a heartful introduction for Newman by Jamieson. Read the full memo after the jump

Previously: Changes At Two NYT Blogs

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Changes At Two NYT Blogs

schan.jpgThe New York Times unveiled some big changes to its City Room blog this morning.

Sewell Chan, the metro reporter who helped found the blog in 2007, is leaving his post for a position at the paper’s Washington, D.C. bureau. Andy Newman, who currently runs The Local blog, will take over for Chan.

Meanwhile, at The Local, Newman explains that the blog will remain part of the Times but will now be integrated into CUNY’s graduate journalism program, where it will be managed by CUNY professors and run by blogger Annaliese Griffin, who’s currently senior editor at the blog Brooklyn Based.

Read more: Changing of the Guard at City Room –City Room

The Day: A New Chapter Begins –The Local

So What Do You Do, Sewell Chan, New York Times City Room Bureau Chief? — mediabistro.com

(Photo via The New York Times)

We Are Family: Sulzberger-Ochs Grandnephew Joins NYT Newsroom

NYT_08_21_09.jpgThe New York Observer reports that Associated Press reporter Sam Dolnick will join the Metro desk at The New York Times. Oh, and he’s the grandnephew of former NYT publisher Arthur Ochs “Punch” Sulzberger. A Times spokeswoman said Dolnick will start September 14.

After Arthur Gregg Sulzberger (son of Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.) joined the Times staff in February, ‘City Room’ bureau chief Sewell Chan told mediabistro.com, “He has been absolutely impressive, gracious, smart as a whip, hardworking, full of energy, full of ideas, and has a great sense of language.” Let’s hope this holds true for the new legacy on the block.

NYT City Room Head Discusses Arthur Gregg Sulzberger

sewellchan.jpgIn the So What Do You Do? running today, we asked New York Times City Room bureau chief Sewell Chan about what it’s like to work with the boss’s kid. His answer:

Arthur Gregg Sulzberger joined the Times staff as a reporter, and he’s been working continuous news. He’s already been working with metro, and he’ll continue to work with metro. He has been absolutely impressive, gracious, smart as a whip, hardworking, full of energy, full of ideas and has a great sense of language. His writing sparkles, and he’s a charm and a pleasure to work with.

Spoken like a true Timesman.