The announcement of the appointment was made by the Times’ David Leonhardt, the article notes. Leonhardt says in a memo that “Brendan Nyhan has established a reputation as one of the most thought-provoking writers about politics on the web,” Capital reports.
Leonhardt says, “Our goal is to use a conversational style to demystify politics, economics, health care, and other issues. We will publish a steady stream of pieces on a website within nytimes.com.”
Read the full story, published 2/14/14 by Capital.