Top Editors Leave US Newsrooms, Signaling Generational Shift for Journalism

J. Clara Chan
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A new era is unfolding with the imminent departures of a generation of powerful leaders on the American news media landscape. The next cohort of editors who take their place will undoubtedly shape the future of journalism. “These are people I very deeply admire, but they are a generation of older white men who are leaving jobs,” Vivian Schiller, the executive director of Aspen Digital and the former president and CEO of NPR, told TheWrap. “In an era where many reasonable people believe that white men are not necessarily the best ones to be leading the future of news coverage, certainly not to the exclusion of others, this is a pretty big moment.” In the past two months alone, editors and executives at CNN, ABC News, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and Reuters have left or announced their plans to leave their news organizations. This week, CNN chief Jeff Zucker, 55, told staff he will leave after his contract is over at the end of the year; The Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron, 66, will retire at the end of this month; ABC News President James Goldston, 52, will retire at the end of March; Reuters Editor...

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