Hi, I'm Scott Dodd, an editor and the national news director at The New York Times, where I oversee coverage of breaking stories across America (and sometimes beyond).
During major news events, like mass shootings, deadly disasters, a high-profile manhunt and the search for the missing Titanic tourist sub, I direct the efforts of dozens of journalists to produce "visceral, visual" real-time reporting.
In between, I edit articles on intriguing topics like a disappearing Spanish dialect, local climate impacts and the evolution of American Sign Language. I have also appeared on the paper's Headlines podcast to discuss news coverage.
I joined The Times in 2018 after roles across newspapers, magazines and digital media, where I held beats like night cops and state government; edited science and climate coverage; and won awards for investigative, sports, business, breaking news and public service reporting.
I have also taught at Columbia Journalism School and mentored young journalists through Report for America and The Daily Collegian, Penn State's student newspaper, where I got my start. Contact me.
The young journalist at work, sometime in the 1990s in the managing editor's office of The Daily Collegian.