James Bennet
James Bennet

James Bennet, editorial page director of the New York Times for the last four years, resigned June 7 following the newsroom revolt over the publication of Sen. Tom Cotton's "Send in the Military" op-ed.

His deputy, Jim Dao, is being reassigned to the newsroom.

Publisher AG Sulzberger credited Bennet for overseeing the "significant transformation of our opinion department, which broadened the range of voices we publish."

His statement did not mention the Cotton op-ed, which advocated for the use of US military against Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

Bennet said he's proud of the work that he and his colleagues have done "to focus attention on injustice and threats to freedom and to enrich debate about the right path forward by bringing new voices and ideas to Times readers."

He also did not mention the contribution by the Republican Senator from Arkansas.

Katie Kingsbury will serve as acting editorial page editor through the presidential election.

She joined the NYT in 2017 from the Boston Globe, where she was managing editor for digital and a Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial writing.