Ex-‘Times’ Exec to Discuss Blair in Book


(AP) Former New York Times executive Gerald Boyd, who resigned last June in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal, is writing his memoirs.

Currently untitled, the book will be published in 2005 by Amistad, an imprint of News Corp.’s HarperCollins.

“The Jayson Blair scandal will be covered, but it will be just a small part of the story,” Boyd’s representative, Robert Barnett, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney, said Wednesday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Blair resigned from the Times last spring after editors learned he had embellished and plagiarized parts of dozens of reports. Boyd, then managing editor, and Executive Editor Howell Raines left soon after.

Blair has his own book deal, with New Millennium Press, which is scheduled to publish Burning Down My Master’s House early next year.

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