The New York Times columnist who wrote about Jim Wallis, “The Daily Me,” Billy Graham’s granddaughter, Trump evangelical Rick Joyner, progressive Christianity, Jimmy Carter‘s faith, Timothy Keller, professors and the public, and the humanities is leaving his post. He may run for governor of Oregon:
After 37 years at The New York Times as a reporter, a high-level editor and an opinion columnist, Nicholas Kristof is leaving the newspaper as he considers running for governor of Oregon, a top Times editor said in a note to the staff on Thursday.
Mr. Kristof, 62, has been on leave from The Times since June, when he told company executives that he was weighing a run for governor in the state where he grew up. On Tuesday, he filed to organize a candidate committee with Oregon’s secretary of state as a Democrat, signaling that his interest was serious.
In the email to the staff announcing his departure, Kathleen Kingsbury, The Times’s opinion editor, wrote that Mr. Kristof had redefined the role of opinion columnist and credited him with “elevating the journalistic form to a new height of public service with a mix of incisive reporting, profound empathy and a determination to bear witness to those struggling and suffering across the globe.”
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