New York Times Expands Standards Department, Which Will Now Oversee News and Opinion

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The New York Times is substantially expanding its standards department, according to a newsroom memo composed by executive editor Dean Baquet, managing editor Joe Kahn and editorial page editor James Bennett.

As part of the expansion, the department will absorb the paper’s “reader center,” its portal for addressing reader concerns established in 2017 when the Times made the somewhat controversial decision to eliminate its public editor position — a move that drew criticism from those who believed that the paper was shying away from a sense of accountability.

The standards operation will now be a little more outward-facing, including responding to reader comments and working with Times journalists to elucidate their reporting for readers, among
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