June 5, 2003

HOWELL RAINES AND GERALD BOYD HAVE RESIGNED from the New York Times. Joseph Lelyveld will take over on an interim basis.

UPDATE: I wonder if this had anything to do with it? Probably not. Meanwhile Roger Simon says that there will probably be more journalistic scandals.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Noemie Emery says the Times’ problem isn’t diversity, but dynasty.

YET ANOTHER UPDATE: Here’s the Times story on Raines’ and Boyd’s resignations.

MORE: Howard Veit says it’s a revolution in journalism.

STILL MORE: Matt Welch and Arthur Silber have noticed some funny things about the New York Times press release on the subject.

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