NY Times names new 'faith and values correspondent'

NY Times names new 'faith and values correspondent'
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Time magazine’s Elizabeth Dias has been chosen as The New York Times's new “faith and values correspondent,” the paper announced Wednesday.

Dias, Time’s faith and politics correspondent, has worked for the magazine her entire career, dating back to an internship. She will begin her new role with The New York Times late this month.

"When we began our search for a faith & values correspondent for the National Desk, we had in mind a gifted writer who was steeped in religion and relentlessly curious about why Americans believe what they believe," a New York Times press release reads. "We’re thrilled to report that we’ve found that person in Elizabeth Dias, Time magazine’s standout religion and politics reporter."


"We expect Elizabeth, who will live in Washington after a stint in New York, to play a big role in National’s political coverage this year," the release said. "She covered religion and politics for Time in the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns, writing a piece on Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida MORE’s religious advisors and reporting recently on the Trump administration’s efforts to free Americans held captive abroad." 

The hiring comes as The New York Times continues to expand its roster and reporting following a year when its subscription revenues exceeded $1 billion thanks in part to a strong growth in digital subscriptions.

The 166-year-old company reported it added 125 new journalists in 2017 and recorded 360 videos in 57 countries. 

The paper also touted publishing in 14 languages other than English around the world and having 1,450 journalists speaking 57 different languages reporting from 160 countries.

Five years ago in February, the paper's stock closed at $8.67 per share. The stock has since increased in value to more than $23.75 per share on Wednesday. 

Dias earned her undergraduate degree in theology from Wheaton College in Illinois and her master’s degree in divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey.