James Warren will be Poynter’s chief media correspondent
James Warren will join Poynter’s digital team as chief media correspondent starting in April. Warren is currently the Washington bureau chief for the New York Daily News and a former managing editor and Washington bureau chief of the Chicago Tribune.
Warren was also a media columnist for the Tribune and a television analyst on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN and Al Jazeera America.
“Jim Warren will add personality and perspective to our already outstanding digital team,” said Poynter President Tim Franklin. “He brings with him a reporting background and contacts in three of the nation’s largest media markets — Washington, Chicago and New York — and he’s worked across media platforms in print, television and digital. Jim is someone who understands how the media business works, and he has the ability to bring original, unique insight to our coverage of the industry.”
In his new role, Warren will be the lead media news reporter for Poynter covering breaking news and writing in-depth stories on major issues. He will also write the Morning MediaWire, Poynter’s newsletter roundup of media news.
Warren said this is a fascinating time to look at “the revolution taking place across all media.” He added that there is so much happening on so many different fronts of the media world and the “greatest challenge will be to decide how to prioritize what we do.”
Warren, who will continue to write his weekly Sunday op-ed column for the Daily News, has been a contributor to various publications, including The Atlantic and Vanity Fair. While at the Tribune, some of his columns exposed journalists who were taking large speaking fees from organizations that they were covering. For that and other work, he was cited as one of the capital’s 50 most influential journalists by Washingtonian magazine in 2001.
Warren lives in Chicago with his wife, Cornelia Grumman, a top official with the Urban Education Institute at the University of Chicago and a Pulitzer Prize-winning former editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune. They have two sons.
Warren said he’s eager to get started: “Any and all story suggestions and leaks will be heartily accepted.”