A New York Times editor defends the paper in meeting with Jewish high school students.
Editor and Publisher
Ethan Bronner, deputy national editor of The New York Times, sought mightily to explain to a group of Jewish high school students this week the challenges, responsibilities and frustrations of covering the Mideast conflict.
He has served three tours as a correspondent in Israel since the 1980s, most recently as Jerusalem bureau chief from 2008 to 2012.
The Times’ incoming Jerusalem bureau chief doesn’t start until April, but is already having her every word scrutinized.
Ari L. Goldman
Special To The Jewish Week
She has yet to write a word from Israel, but already the appointment of Jodi Rudoren to succeed Ethan Bronner as the Jerusalem bureau chief of the New York Times, is causing a buzz on the Internet. Reporters and bloggers are delving into her background and scrutinizing her every tweet.
Ethan Bronner, the Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times, is stepping down from his position.
Bronner, who has been in Jerusalem for the past four years, has been named legal affairs reporter for the newspaper's national desk. Jodi Rudoren, the Times' education editor, will succeed Bronner in the Jerusalem post in April.
The newspaper's public editor had recommended two years ago that Bronner be reassigned because his son was serving in the Israel Defense Forces, which was seen as a conflict of interest by a pro-Palestinian website.