NYT moves Beijing bureau
chief to India
York, Oct 23 (IANS) The New York Times is moving its Beijing
bureau chief Jim Yardley to India, replacing Somini Sengupta
as the bureau chief in New Delhi.
Times' Olympics reporting this year under Yardley won fulsome
praise from the paper's executive editor Bill Keller as "stunning"
and "dazzling" in internal memos, The New York Observer,
a weekly newspaper, has reported.
his five years in Beijing, Yardley also won a Pulitzer in
international reporting in 2006.
who spent four years as the New Delhi bureau chief, will take
a temporary sabbatical in the Netherlands before getting a
a reshuffle at the Times foreign desk, Yardley will be joined
in India by Lydia Polgreen, currently the paper's West African
a time when US newspapers are shutting or trimming their foreign
bureaus to cut costs, the Times is not ready to sacrifice
its foreign reporting edge.
foreign editor Susan Chira told the Observer: "Luckily,
the top management of the Times sees foreign news as essential
to the identity and mission of the Times.
So while we are careful to pare costs whenever we can, and
while we have had to juggle bureau positions so we don't go
up overall, we are in the fortunate position of avoiding major