And please welcome back Jeremy, who to our delight has made a return to the media team.
Jeremy’s byline is known to anyone with even a passing interest in the intersection of politics and media. During his first stint on the media desk, about a dozen years ago, he wrote about a rift among the Murdochs (still relevant) and The Times’s decision to put up a paywall (still relevant, too). It wasn’t long before he was lured away by the politics team to cover his first of three presidential campaigns, and then by the Washington bureau, where he covered Congress from 2012 to 2015.
He eventually turned his gaze more directly to conservatives under Trump, reporting that culminated this year in his first book, “Insurgency: How Republicans Lost Their Party and Got Everything They Ever Wanted.”
“On Politics, Jeremy was a generous colleague and an ideal person to turn to for insightful stories, on conservatives in particular — and good media gossip,” said Rachel Dry, Sunday Business editor, who regularly worked with him during the 2020 campaign. “Only one of those areas of expertise could go in the paper then. It’s very lucky for everyone that is changing.”
Jeremy will continue to have his eye on politics from his perch inside the business desk. But it will often be from the point of view of the media companies shaping Americans’ information diets and their view of politics. He’ll also continue to report on important stories about the First Amendment, as he did recently with his insightful coverage of the Sarah Palin trial.
His return to Business brings him back where he started at The Times, in 2002, when he was still in college and working as a stringer in the Detroit bureau.