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New York Tomes names new public editor

Former Washington Post reporter lands role.

The New York Times has appointed long-time journalist Arthur S Brisbane, 59, as its new public editor to replace Clark Hoyt, whose three-year term ended earlier this month.

Brisbane will work independently and respond to comments from the public about the newspaper's coverage and journalism. He said in an interview that he will take up the new role with an open mind and an understanding of what an important job The Times has.

Prior to the New York Times, Brisbane worked as the publisher and editor of The Kansas City Star. He was also a senior vice president for the former US media company Knight Ridder.

Brisbane began his career at The Glen Cove Guardian on Long Island and also worked as a reporter and editor at The Washington Post.