New York Times tallies its newsroom restock
Back in November, New York Times managing editor Dean Baquet played it cool amid a flurry of reports tallying all the high-profile bylines that the paper had been bleeding as of late: Nate Silver, David Pogue, Brian Stelter, Matt Bai, etc.
"I really don’t think there’s a broader issue at play here," he told The Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove at the time.
Perhaps Baquet was right.
In recent months, the Times has replenished its talent pool with more than a dozen journalists, including multiple Pulitzer winners, according to a list passed around among managers last week and shared with Capital. It includes such big shots as Matt Apuzzo, Sheri Fink, Michael Forsythe and Jason Horowitz.
"The Times values journalism and its journalists above all else," a spokesperson told Capital when asked if the paper felt the recent hires served to counter the "brain drain" narrative that was playing out in the fall. "For that reason we are able to attract and retain some of the most talented journalists in their fields as the list of recent hires attests."
You can read the full list, as provided to us by the spokesperson, below. It includes three additional names that did not appear on the internal version, as well as some added context about each person's hiring. Most of the hires were from November through January:
-Matt Apuzzo joined our Washington buro from the AP (Pulitzer winner)
-Henri Cauvin joined as assistant metro editor from The Washington Post (Sept 2013)
-Nate Cohn has joined David Leonhardt's team from The New Republic
-Michael Corkery joined the Dealbook team from WSJ
-Coral Davenport joined our DC buro as climate-and-energy reporter from The National Journal
-Sheri Fink has joined The Times from ProPublica (Pulitzer winner)
-Michael Forsythe joined The Times from Bloomberg
-Jason Horowitz joined our DC buro as political reporter from The Washington Post
-Neil Irwin has joined Times to work with Leonhardt's new team and serve as senior economics correspondent. He joined from The Washington Post
-John Koblin has joined our Styles desk from Deadspin
-Jonathan Martin joined the DC buro from Politico (June 2013)
-Farhad Manjoo was named State of the Art columnist. He joined from WSJ
-Frances Robles joined from The Miami Herald (Pulitzer winner - hired Q1 2013)
-Matthew Schneier joined the Styles desk from Style.com
-Nikita Stewart joined our City Hall buro from The Washington Post
-Mike Tackett joined the DC buro as deputy bureau chief from Bloomberg
-Molly Wood joined our business desk as deputy technology editor from CNET