Some news: On January 21, I’ll be stepping down as editorial page editor of the @BostonGlobe after 2+ years leading one of the best teams in journalism amid more history-making news cycles than I could have possibly imagined/🧵
It has been one of the most thrilling, rewarding, meaningful stints of my career to lead @GlobeOpinion and the Globe editorial board as we covered a pandemic, 2 impeachments, an insurrection, historic presidential and mayoral elections, historic racial justice protests + more./2
I’m lucky to have some of the most creative, kind, brilliant, committed colleagues in the news business and I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished together…/3
…From inventive digital political endorsements to a hard-hitting editorial series that was a Pulitzer finalist, from a groundbreaking partnership w/ Boston University to sharp-witted newsletters, from a reader postcard project to a new event series and much, much more./4
And even more so, perhaps, I’m proud of the way we’ve held political leaders & institutions accountable, pushed forward policy that better serves the public interest, and, on many occasions, achieved practical results that improve the lives of people in our region & beyond./5
I’m beyond grateful to @Linda_Pizzuti & @John_W_Henry for persuading me to take this role, for taking a risk on a policy wonk/science journalist/ the youngest ed page editor in the Globe’s history, and for investing in good journalism + growing @GlobeOpinion during my tenure./6
So it’s with both sadness and excitement that I’ve decided to change up my pace, freeing up bandwidth for longer-term projects befitting the author of The Optimist’s Telescope./7
I’ll stay on at the Globe as an Editor-at-Large, a role in which I’ll get to write, keep advising the amazing @the_emancipator team, and more. I’m also eager to start doing some deeper thinking off deadline and to chart what comes next./8
I’m also gratified to be making way for another dynamic journalist + intellectual leader to take the helm @GlobeOpinion in a gubernatorial election year, with more excitement to come. If you are interested in the role, which will be posted in January, please be in touch!/9

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11 Jun
So proud to learn of the @PulitzerPrizes finalist recognition for a series penned by my @GlobeOpinion colleagues Alan Wirzbicki & Shelly Cohen, on the history of discriminatory housing laws + a local battle for housing that became a model for the nation/1 poynter.org/business-work/…
Knowing that 2020 was a year of extraordinary journalism makes the distinction all the greater. And it's even sweeter to simultaneously be celebrating our @BostonGlobe newsroom colleagues for their Pulitzer win for investigative reporting!/2
Also gratifying to share the honor of Pulitzer finalist status with @statnews colleagues @HelenBranswell, Andrew Joseph, and the late Sharon Begley, who have magnificently covered the pandemic -- w/ @rickberke at the helm of that awesome team./3
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4 Jun 20
As a @nytimes alumna and an editorial page editor (as of 6 mos ago) flooded with text messages tonight asking for my view on the Cotton oped, I will venture to comment/THREAD
Opinion sections are comprised of humans making judgments and lapses in that judgment happen all the time just like they do anywhere. /2
We work fast, on deadline, inundated with submissions, and even for the NYT opinion section that is >100 people strong (vs. ours at a scrappy 16) bandwidth is limited for the # of views and issues we are called to cover with divergent perspectives/3
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