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Josh Barro To Join New York Times

Yesterday openly gay commentator and business journalist Josh Barro announced that he was leaving Business Insider after nine months of writing (mostly) about economic issues.  Politico knows where Barro is landing:
Josh Barro, the outgoing Business Insider political editor, is joining The New York Times to take part in David Leonhardt's new policy venture, sources familiar with his plans told POLITICO on Monday. Barro, a former Bloomberg View blogger who writes frequently about economic policy, joined Business Insider in May 2013 and has since become a fixture on MSNBC's daytime programming. He announced his departure from BI on Monday but declined to share details about his next move. Leonhardt, the former Washington bureau chief at the Times, has been tasked with spearheading a new policy vertical in the wake of Nate Silver's departure to ESPN. He has described the vertical as an effort to "demystify politics, economics, health care and other issues." Laura Chang, the former Times Science editor, and Damon Darlin, the former Times Technology editor, have been tapped to assist with the project.

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