The New Yorker Interviews New York Times Editor Dean Baquet: “I worry that we’re in an era where people don’t fully respect the power of reporting”

From a New Yorker interview by Clare Malone of New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet headlined “Dean Baquet Never Wanted to Be an Editor”:

When Dean Baquet took over as the executive editor of the Times, in 2014—the first Black editor to fill the role—the paper, like so many around the country, faced layoffs and an uncertain future. Baquet is widely expected to step down this year, at the age of sixty-five, per company tradition. He will leave not just a thriving newspaper but a burgeoning media empire.