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Friday, February 20, 2015

Noam Scheiber to cover labor for N.Y. Times

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The New York Times has hired former New Republic senior editor Noam Scheiber to cover labor and workplace issues, business editor Dean Murphy announced in a memo to staff on Thursday.

"Noam has one of the sharpest minds in the business, and he will bring intellectual curiosity, a deep understanding of economic policy, and a penchant for great story telling to a beat at the core of our report," Murphy wrote.

Scheiber takes a position vacated by veteran labor reporter Steven Greenhouse, who took a buyout from the paper in December.

"Noam will look at unions and lower-skill workers, but also follow the labor market writ large," Murphy wrote. "Ahead of next year's presidential election, Noam will pay particular attention to wages, income inequality and other labor issues likely to be flash points in the campaign. He will also contribute to the magazine."

Scheiber spent nearly 15 years at The New Republic before resigning with the majority of the masthead amid a leadership shakeup. He served as a senior editor and wrote about economics, tech and politics, as well as labor and workplace issues.

Scheiber will remain in Washington and will start next month.

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