The New York Times: National’s new enterprise editor


We are thrilled to share that Mary Suh will be the National desk’s new enterprise editor.

As education editor since 2021, Mary, with her team of stellar reporters, has handled more high-wire stories than we can count. The post-pandemic landscape of education has been explosive — with fierce battles over free speech, affirmative action, access to a decent public education and more. Protests have rocked campuses across the country. Presidents of powerful universities have tumbled. Many students are still trying to catch up from pandemic learning losses.

We are expanding the role of enterprise editor on National. Mary will not only directly edit a group of reporters, but she will also assist us in elevating National’s enterprise quality overall. Her first order of business will be looking at the election in November, so that we deliver trenchant stories from across the desk about how the country is doing and feeling at a critical juncture. She will help conceive and sharpen ideas. And she will help read stories as a way to make sure you’re getting timely feedback.

As she put it when we first started talking about this role, “It needs to go beyond cliché — and brim with expertise, new ideas and insight. It should engage readers in their intellect and their gut. Readers should remember the story long after they put it down.”

We couldn’t agree more.

A word about how this transition will go: We will start our search for a new education editor now, and Mary will move over when that is complete. We aim to do that with urgency and soon. In the meantime, she will begin assessing our bigger picture political targets tied to 2024. A huge thanks to Peter Applebome and Shawna Richer for helping with reporters during this time. Peter, a treasured veteran of political stories for National, will also work with Mary to handle pieces through the election.

Please join us in congratulating Mary.


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