Charlotte Klein: The New York Times Is On the Hunt for Its Next Media Columnist

From a story on vanityfair.com by Charlotte Klein headlined “‘You Don’t Want Someone Copying Ben’: The New York Times Is On the Hunt for Its Next Media Columnist”:

After spending the past two years delivering media scoops, Ben Smith kicked off 2022 with big news of his own. The New York Times’ media columnist announced he’d be giving up one of the marquee gigs in journalism to help build a global news start-up with Justin Smith, the chief executive of Bloomberg Media. To some inside the Times, the former top BuzzFeed editor returning to running a newsroom seemed inevitable. “He’s been part of the world for so long, not just as a reporter but as a player,” one Times staffer said. “He wants to be a player again.”