Swan songs

Two goodbyes of note from the Sunday newspapers:

  • Byron Calame has signed off as public editor at The New York Times, and his farewell includes his concerns about the future of editing. He also thanks the copy editor who handled his columns.
  • J. Peder Zane is no longer books editor at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. In his farewell, he discusses his new role as “ideas writer” and the state of book criticism in newspapers. Marcy Smith, a copy editor, will add coordinating book reviews for the paper to her other duties.