by RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA, New York Times
Harold Raines, who lost the top editorial job at the New York Times in the aftermath of the Jayson Blair story-fabrication incident, has become a media critic for Conde Nast's "Portfolio," the New York Times reports.
Raines tells his old paper that his first article, in March, will be about media coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign. But he won't shy away from covering the Times, even if some readers suspect he might have an agenda or not be sufficiently unbiased.
“It seems to me it’s artificial not to write about The Times when it’s appropriate,” Raines said in an interview with the Times. But, he added, “I don’t see it as a forum for settling old scores or revisiting things.”