Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The New York Times - Chief International Correspondent

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Ellen Barry | Chief International Correspondent
Greetings, subscriber!

Welcome to The New York Times. I am Ellen Barry, just preparing to take on a new role as chief international correspondent based in London. I’m writing to let you know how grateful we are for your support, your time and your curiosity. Your subscription allows me and my colleagues to bring you stories you cannot get anywhere else.

It’s our job to bring you to places you would never otherwise go:
To drought-ridden plains where farm workers wait for the trickle of water that dribbles out of a pump every hour. Or behind the velvet curtains at the Bolshoi Ballet, where clashing ambitions can spill over into real violence. In the digital age, our readers are sophisticated, so the bar is high. Our White House reporters have spent years building up networks of sources, so they can break news every day. Our cultural coverage will surprise you and make you think.

A little about me: I’ve been moving around the world since I was a six-month-old baby, and my dad was transferred to the city that was then called Leningrad, to open the first United States consulate. Over the last decade, my own family — my husband and two daughters, assorted grandparents and small animals — has lived in Russia and then India, as I wrote for The New York Times about their rising geopolitical muscle.

There is nothing I love more than exploring unknown territory. I can tell you, as a parent, that toddlers riding yaks is not a good idea. I learned the hard way that border security guards in Dagestan get confused by breast pumps. A few years ago, after a terrible earthquake in Nepal, I scaled a mountain to see an 80-year-old woman who, it turned out, did not want to be rescued — but did ask me to bring her a bottle of whiskey. Which I did.

As news budgets shrivel in all directions, The New York Times is expanding its ambitions across the world, precisely to serve subscribers like you. From 40 international bureaus, our journalists bear witness to history. We look hard at vested interests: Are government officials accountable to the public? What are industries doing to the planet? What atrocities are hidden from public view?

Don’t be shy about reaching out to us. Tell us what you want more of, and what we can do better. And thank you for being part of this mission. We couldn’t do it for a single day without you.


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