Landman Named 'NYT' Culture Editor in Latest Shift

By: Joe Strupp The New York Times has named Deputy Managing Editor Jonathan Landman the new culture editor, according to a release.

Landman succeeds Sam Sifton, who was recently appointed restaurant critic, and will report to Executive Editor Bill Keller. Landman served as acting culture editor from 2004 to 2005.

In August 2005, he was appointed to oversee the integration of the print and Web newsrooms and is considered one of the most respected editors at the Times.

"Jon brings to the culture department a strenuous intelligence, an inspiring vision, a gift for getting the very best from people and -- no small thing as our competitive landscape shifts -- a keen appreciation of what culture journalism can be on the Web," Keller said in a statement.

"It's time for the newsroom to take the next step toward full integration, to put management of Web journalism and print in the same hands," Landman said in a statement. "That's how we'll be able to do the ambitious work we want to do. On a personal level, it feels like a good time for me to become a journalist again. I love our coverage of cultural issues and it will be such a pleasure to participate in it."

Landman, 56, previously had been metropolitan editor of the Times from 1999 until 2003, and editor of the Week in Review section. He was assistant managing editor for enterprise from 2003 to 2004.

He has also served as deputy editor of the Washington bureau; assistant editor in Washington; assistant metropolitan editor, and assistant national editor. Landman joined the Times as a copy editor in 1987.


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