Bill Keller's columns for the New York Times Magazine will end in September, six months after they started.

Bill Keller's columns for the New York Times Magazine will end in September, six months after they started. At the same time, Keller will step down officially as executive editor of the New York Times paper. He will now become an op-ed columnist for the paper.

In an email, Keller told WWD:

"The magazine column has been fun — and I’ve loved being part of Hugo’s relaunch — but op-ed has greater license to have opinions, and a day-before deadline."

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Keller had written some controversial columns for the magazine, including one on Arianna Huffington and aggregation and another on his reporters writing books.

In all, Keller wrote about a dozen columns for the magazine, reports WWD. It adds: of those, five have had to run corrections, a rate of 41.6 per cent.