The New York Times has confirmed that Wendell Jamieson is stepping down following “an investigation” into the Metro editor.
“Leading Metro for the last five years and working with the incredible Times team has been the high point of my professional life. I regret and apologize for my mistakes and leaving under these circumstances,” Jamieson said in a statement to Gothamist. “I’m especially proud of all the talent I’ve helped bring to The Times. Susan Chira is a wonderful editor, a true New Yorker, and I know Metro will rise to even greater heights under her leadership.”
It is currently unknown what Jamieson is being investigated for, but it seems that he has deactivated his Twitter account. NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joseph Kahn confirmed that Chira will become Metro’s interim editor, but they don’t intend to offer any further comment on the matter “to protect the privacy of those involved.”
Jamieson’s exit comes shortly after NBC’s Tom Brokaw was accused of sexual misconduct. While it isn’t clear whether the allegations against Brokaw have any relevance to Jamieson, the development has prompted a resurgence of discussion about how the #MeToo movement has made an impact on the media world.
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