After a Twitter Storm, The Times and a New Hire Part Ways

Soon after Quinn Norton joined the editorial board, social media users discovered tweets in which she used slurs and spoke of her friendship with a Nazi.

On Tuesday afternoon, The New York Times announced that it had hired Quinn Norton, a journalist and an essayist known for her work at Wired magazine, as the editorial board’s lead opinion writer on technology.On Tuesday evening, Ms. Norton said in a Twitter post that she would no longer be joining The Times.Between the two statements, a social media storm had erupted, with Ms. Norton at the cen...