Monday, February 1, 2010

The search is over. The Washington Times has appointed award-winning journalist Sam Dealey as its new editor to lead the paper’s newsroom and manage content for its other multimedia outlets.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to help shape the future of a great newspaper that is transitioning to meet the challenges of the 21st-century media market,” said Mr. Dealey, who has covered national, political and foreign affairs.

He has served as editor of the Asian Wall Street Journal’s Culture & Thought page, assistant managing editor of the American Spectator, and contributing editor to U.S. News & World Report and Reader’s Digest.

He has been an Africa correspondent for Time magazine and a frequent contributor to such publications as GQ, Details and the New York Times. Mr. Dealey also has reported from Africa for CNN and PBS’ “The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer.” He is a media fellow at the Hoover Institution and in 2006 was presented by Time magazine with the Henry R. Luce award for deadline reporting.

“Sam Dealey is a stylish writer and intrepid journalist who has reported from the deserts of Sudan to the mountains of Afghanistan and who will bring that excellent record of reporting and writing to his new job as editor of The Washington Times,” said Peter Bergen, a journalist and senior research fellow at the New America Foundation.

“Since his early days at the American Spectator and on through a vast array of publications worldwide — the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, U.S. News & World Report and others — Sam has impressed me with his fierce independence, objectivity, good judgment and intuitive sense for a story,” said R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., editor in chief of the American Spectator.

Mr. Dealey has been a reporter for the Hill newspaper, an editorial board member at The Washington Times and, from 1999 to 2001, a writer for the Wall Street Journal editorial page in Hong Kong, where he covered trade and global finance, human and religious rights, China, the Koreas and Southeast Asia.

“We are proud to welcome Sam to The Washington Times after an intensive nationwide search,” said Jonathan Slevin, president and publisher of The Times.

“Sam is a talented and accomplished journalist and the right person to lead our newsroom as The Times continues to serve as an independent watchdog for the American people. We are honored to respond to the local, national and global demand for reliable and trustworthy information with a Washington, D.C.-based news company that can adapt with speed and flexibility to meet the audience and business needs of the 21st century,” he said.

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