New NYT Public Editor

Arthur Brisbane, a longtime editor and journalist, will become the new public editor at The New York Times, a job considered by many as one of the sweetest in journalism.

Brisbane brings 34 years of journalistic experience to the job, including publisher and editor of The Kansas City Star and reporter and editor at The Washington Post.

Art Brisbane is remembered by NSNC as the guy Bill Tammeus brought to the 1995 Kansas City Conference, who played in a rock band at our conference. When Tammeus read the news in The Star, he commented “Well, good on Art, a bright man.”

The public editor works outside of the structure of the newspaper and answers questions or comments from readers and the public. In addition, Brisbane will write an opinion column twice a month for the Sunday edition.

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