William Schmidt is the former deputy managing editor of The New York Times. He retired from the School of Journalism faculty in May 2021 after teaching courses in advanced reporting and feature writing. Schmidt spent 32 years with The Times before retiring in April 2013. As a correspondent, he was based in Times bureaus in the US and in London, and ran foreign bureaus for Newsweek in Cairo and Moscow. He helped run the Journalism on Screen film series and is former director of the Center for Border & Global Journalism.