New York Times Rebuilds Media Desk Following Buyouts, David Carr’s Death

Deputy Media Editor Bill Brink becoming media editor is one of several promotions

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After the buyouts of 2014 and David Carr’s death in February, the New York Times announced its new media desk Thursday.

Deputy Media editor Bill Brink, with the Times since 2011, has been promoted to media editor, helping all media coverage. Brink will report to Peter Lattman, who became deputy business editor in October. Business Day weekend editor, Connor Ennis, will become Brink’s deputy.

Other moves include John Koblin, a styles reporter, becoming a television reporter; he previously covered media at The New York Observer and Deadspin. Morning newsletter “DealBook” writer Sydney Ember move to the advertising and marketing beat, and sports and culture writer Sarah Lyall is adding media coverage to her portfolio.

The moves come after the Times lost longtime TV reporter Bill Carter to a buyout and suddenly lost Carr last month, after he collapsed in the newsroom.

Carr died from his battle with lung cancer and heart disease.