The New York Times is eliminating the position of public editor, an accountability role the paper created in 2003 in the wake of the Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal.
Elizabeth Spayd, a former Washington Post managing editor who was named the paper’s sixth public editor last year, had initially agreed to serve in the position until summer 2018. But Spayd, who had a rocky tenure on the job, will leave on Friday now that the position has been cut.
“The responsibility of the public...
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