David Brooks Resigns From The Aspen Institute - 2021-03-06

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F0.png David Brooks Resigns From The Aspen Institute March 6, 2021, Craig Silverman, BuzzFeed News

David Brooks has resigned from his position at the Aspen Institute following reporting by BuzzFeed News about conflicts of interest between the star New York Times columnist and funders of a program he led for the think tank.

Eileen Murphy, a spokesperson for the Times, said in a statement that editors approved Brooks's involvement with Aspen in 2018, when he launched a project called Weave. But current editors weren't aware he was receiving a salary for Weave.

"The current Opinion editors were unaware of this arrangement and have concluded that holding a paid position at Weave presents a conflict of interest for David in writing about the work of the project, its donors or the broader issues it focuses on," Murphy said.

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{{cite news | first = Craig | last = Silverman | title = David Brooks Resigns From The Aspen Institute | url = https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/times-columnist-david-brooks-told-people-to-join-nextdoor | work = BuzzFeed News | date = March 6, 2021 | accessdate = March 16, 2021 }}