The department will include the dining section and the new NYT Cooking site.
Bio: Joe Pompeo is a senior reporter at Capital, where he covers media. He was previously a reporter at Yahoo News, Business Insider and The New York Observer.
They'll initially focus on creating Newsweek titles in Central Europe and Asia.
The promotions put a new team in place to fill out the hole left by Richard Turley's departure.
It is 'not true' that Jill Abramson was paid 'significantly' less than her predecessor, he writes in staff note
"He was so patient and so methodical about tying string together"
"Please come to a masthead/dept head meeting at 2:00 p.m. today in the page one conference room/3rd floor."
Reasons still unclear, story developing...
Meanwhile, the search for Silverstein’s successor at Texas Monthly continues.