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Jim Newton to re-join The Times

September 19, 2008 | 12:30 pm

We all just got an e-mail blast from our new publisher (and occasional photog) Eddy Hartenstein, with the news that Jim Newton is coming back to The Times to resume his work as editor of the Opinion pages. Yes,  Jim left amid this summer's awful wave of layoffs, but he explains why he's back in this note that Hartenstein passed along:

“As you all know, The Times has a special claim on my heart and I’m convinced that Eddy represents our best chance for sustaining and building great journalism. Given that, I’m delighted that he’s offered me the chance to return, and I’m thrilled to move back into my old office—the best in the building. See you all in a few days.”

Interesting times.

--Veronique de Turenne