RD Recap: Sulzberger Succession Prep; Garrett Graff Leaves Politico

The latest media hirings and firings.

Arthur Sulzberger Jr. is getting set to name his successor. The publisher of The New York Times plans to announce a deputy within two years. “It is our intention to be as transparent as we can as this unfolds,” he said during his annual address. “It is also important to note—and I know it is a comfort to all of you—that the abiding commitment this family has for the mission of the Times is consistent across the generations.” The three most likely candidates are fifth-generation Sulzberger family members Arthur Gregg “A.G.” Sulzberger and Sam Dolnick, along with Mark Thompson. Let the games begin. (As if the back room maneuvering hasn’t already started.) Additionally, the Times moves Joe Nocera from the op-ed page to the sports world. He’ll write a column on the business of sports…

Garrett Graff leaves Politico, where he was editor of Politico Magazine. The founder of FishbowlDC and former editor of Washingtonian is moving back to Vermont. Steve Heuser, The Agenda founding editor, is interim editor. “The move,” write Politico editor Susan Glasser and executive editor Peter Canellos in a statement, “reflects the first step of our plan to expand and enhance what we see as an entire ideas and magazine division of our newsroom. To that end, Steve has our mandate to unite the staffs of the magazine and The Agenda (and what firepower he has there, with terrific writers like Michael Grunwald and Darren Samuelsohn); hire additional editors; and work on conceiving new projects for 2016. Bill Duryea, our great enterprise editor, will also join this team, and as part of his portfolio will take on leadership of our What Works series.” … Read More