Andrew Beaujon


Andrew Beaujon reports on the media for Poynter Online. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture. He lives in Alexandria, Va., with his family. His email is, his phone number is 703-594-1103, and he tweets @abeaujon.

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AP’s year of freaking out language geeks


In March, the editors of the AP Stylebook changed a rule that may seem obscure to non-journalists: No longer would it enforce a distinction between “over” and “more than.”

The news of this change was Poynter’s most popular post of 2014, and reactions from journalists, many of whom had treasured the rule, were sometimes sad and often hilarious.

But AP’s reign of terror wasn’t more than yet (OK, I’ll stop now). The next month it issued guidance that probably had a greater effect on journalists: “Effective May 1, the AP will spell out state names in the body of stories.” No more “Calif.”! No more looking up Wisconsin’s abbreviation! (“Wis.” just never looked right.) A lot more mnemonic devices (I use the chorus of this song to remember how to spell Tennessee).

Another change welcomed by every reporter who covers the Washington, D.C., area: They could use “District” on second reference to the District of Columbia.

Why do these changes engage our journalist meta-society so? As Jill Geisler wrote about the “over”/”more than” change, it signaled to some people that they had to let go “a part of their expert identity.” She continued:

Those who’ve made a commitment to studying language, memorizing its rules, and protecting its integrity have been correcting and coaching others for years — either as vocation or avocation. They’ve righteously talked or tussled with writers about “more than” and “over” — citing the AP Stylebook as the argument settler. Now the argument is over. Wrong is now right. On this one, everyone’s now the expert.

AP published its 2014 Stylebook in May. It included the term “selfie” (“a self-portrait photo taken with a phone or webcam and shared over a social network”). And, you know, the world somehow kept spinning — though brace yourself if “usie” ever gets enshrined.

AP plans to publish its next Stylebook in May 2015. Sally Jacobsen, a Stylebook editor, said the team “is currently reviewing and updating our entries based on suggestions from our staff, the public and changes in the use of news terms and phrases.” Want to make a suggestion? Head more than here. Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

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The year in newspaper carriers

Newspaper "route boys" in New Haven, Connecticut, 1909. (Photograph by Lewis Hine/Library of Congress)

Newspaper “route boys” in New Haven, Connecticut, 1909. (Photograph by Lewis Hine/Library of Congress)

In an announcement that he, Melissa Bell and Matt Yglesias would build a news startup at Vox Media, Ezra Klein talked about the differences between now and an age “when the dominant technology was newsprint.” That technology abides. It has diminished in hipness but not in logistical complexity — print newspapers still require human intermediation to end up on your lawn.

In my time at Poynter, I made it a special mission to chronicle as many stories of newspaper carrier heroism as possible. I truly believe they are America’s least-acknowledged first responders. But the ungodly hours they work place them in the path of mischief and misfortune as often as they place them on the road to glory. And sometimes it’s just important to celebrate how long they kept at this often thankless task.

If you still receive a printed newspaper, please consider tipping the person who brings it to you. Thank you, newspaper carriers. Long may you be the first to knock on doors.

Rescues by newspaper carriers or rescues abetted by newspaper carriers

  • January: Kansas City Star carrier Jeff Stockwell discovered former Shawnee, Kansas, Mayor Tony Soetaert, who “apparently had fallen while taking out trash” in sub-zero temperatures. (The Kansas City Star)
  • January: Kenosha (Wisconsin) News carrier Ralph Sustaita found a woman lying in the snow while he did his rounds. (Kenosha News)
  • May: Rick Strausbaugh, 53, a carrier for Lancaster Newspapers, “discovered a 2-alarm fire that destroyed a house in Mount Joy Township Sunday morning.” No one was hurt. “God bless him for working at that hour,” Rheems, Pennsylvania, Fire Chief Chuck Stanford said. (Lancaster Online)
  • June: Nicholas Belanger, a carrier for The (Woonsocket, Rhode Island) Call, was delivering papers to the Li’l General store in Burrillville, Rhode Island, when he saw “the corner of a house down the street all torched up” and subsequently banged on the door. A “half-asleep, shirtless” man named Ian C. Gianlorenzo “stumbled out” a different door. (The Call)
  • July: A Waxahachie Daily Light carrier who preferred to remain anonymous alerted a family their house was on fire. He left before firefighters arrived, saying “he didn’t want his name in the paper.” (Waxahachie Daily Light)
  • September: Don Hardin, 80, a carrier for the Valley News Dispatch, alerted a family that “their SUV was burning furiously and threatening their house.” “People need to get their paper delivered,” rescuee Angela Worthing told Chuck Biedka. “Reading it online wouldn’t have saved us.” (Valley News Dispatch/TribLive)
  • November: Dorothy Tate, a substitute newspaper carrier for Good News Gaston in North Carolina, saw flames coming from a house and alerted authorities. (Gaston Gazette)

General mayhem involving newspaper carriers

  • January: A driver hit Lakeshore Chronicle carrier Steven Gove, who was traveling by tricycle in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Gove’s “entire torso was inside the car,” he told WLUK, but the driver didn’t notice for some time. (WLUK, via Poynter)

  • March: A newspaper carrier in Kaysville, Utah, “noticed that a lot of newspapers had not been picked up” at an address and alerted police, who discovered two bodies. (The Salt Lake Tribune)
  • May: A newspaper carrier in Oklahoma City reported gunfire, leading to the arrest of two people. (The Oklahoman)
  • May: Shaun A. Baker, a carrier for The (Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania) Times Leader, faced up to 15 years in prison for a two-year crime spree during which he “broke into at least 100 vehicles and six homes to steal thousands of dollars worth of valuables he stored in his attic.” He used his route “to case the neighborhoods,” police said. (Citizen’s Voice)
  • June: Newspaper carrier Clemmie Gorden was shot at while driving in Fort Myers, Florida. (WBBH, via Poynter)
  • July: Shawn Poliquin, 43, a carrier for the Bangor Daily News, was injured when his car took leave of causeway in Deer Isle, Maine. (Bangor Daily News)
  • July: Two people “ditched their efforts to rob a convenience store in Omaha Friday morning when a newspaper delivery worker walked in.” (WOWT)
  • July: A carrier for the Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer was robbed while getting gas. (The Fayetteville Observer)
  • October: A newspaper carrier in Glendora, California, found a man who was fatally shot. (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

Deaths of elderly newspaper carriers

  • January: Henry William Elliott, carrier for the Point Pleasant Register, 75. He was “known as ‘dude’ by most who knew him.” (Point Pleasant Register)
  • June: Marvin Teel, carrier for the Benton Evening News, 90. “In an interview with The Southern Illinoisan last year, Teel argued his five day a week route earned him the title of ‘World’s Oldest Paperboy,’ given his closest competitor, a 93-year-old California man, delivered the news only once a week. (The Southern Illinoisan)
  • June: Frank Wheeler, carrier for The Des Moines Register, 93. (The Des Moines Register)

Other newspaper carrier news

  • January: A story runs about Carolyn Baglioni, a carrier for The (Annapolis, Maryland) Capital, who informed subscribers in December she was pursuing her dream of becoming a schoolteacher. “At least one former customer is inspired by her story,” Wendi Winters reports. (The Capital)
  • May: Tyler and Brielle Zaccone of Pequannock, New Jersey, carriers for The Suburban Trends newspaper, won a limousine ride and a meal at Applebee’s. (
  • July: Christopher Young, a carrier for The Charlotte Observer and the Union County Weekly, won a $278,448 lottery prize. (North Carolina Education Lottery)
  • November: Newspaper carrier Charles Barklind lost an election for a seat on the Ramsey County, Minnesota, Board of Commissioners. (
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New Yorker corrects, sorry, clarifies Gladwell article

A “clarification” rides below Malcolm Gladwell’s 2010 article “Small Change“: “This piece’s account of the Greensboro sit-in comes from Miles Wolff’s ‘Lunch at the Five and Ten’ (1970).”

The enigmatic media bloggers @crushingbort and @blippoblappo Thursday made a case that article insufficiently credited Wolff’s book. New Yorker Editor David Remnick told Poynter “In retrospect, for example, we should have credited Miles Wolff’s 1970 book about Greensboro, because it’s central to our understanding of those events.”

So if you were unclear on that point, consider yourself less so. Read more

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Wondering Sound cuts operations

The music publication Wondering Sound has “scaled back some parts of our operation,” it says in a statement. It plans to “pursue the partnerships and funding needed to continue the growth and success that Wondering Sound has achieved since its launch earlier this year,” the statement says, adding: “We strongly believe in our unique voice and positioning within the music publishing space, and with the right partner we look forward to continuing our mission of understanding music and the cultural context that it sits within.”

The digital music service eMusic launched Wondering Sound in March, with Editor-in-Chief J. Edward Keyes promising a “high-caliber roster of writers” who would provide “thought-provoking, well-written, insightful pieces about the artists you love and the artists you’ll love next.”

The site appears to have a staff of eight, with a large roster of contributors, many of them splashy names like Lenny Kaye, Amanda Petrusich and Tobi Vail. I’ve contacted eMusic to try to get some clarity about what this statement means.

Update, 4:55 p.m.: Doesn’t look like I’m hearing back from eMusic (my job at Poynter ends at 5 p.m.!). But these tweets from Wondering Sound staffers help fill in the picture.

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Maureen Dowd promised an interview subject ‘i would make sure you look great…’

Good morning. This is my last day at Poynter and my last morning roundup. Thanks so much for reading, and thank you for all the emails and tips (and corrections!) that have made it better. Poynter will keep the newsletter going — Kristen Hare will be your host. OK, enough talk. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. Maureen Dowd emailed with Sony exec’s husband before publication

    Emails released by the Sony hack show the NYT columnist promised to show a column quoting Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal to Pascal's husband, former Times reporter Bernard Weinraub, before publication. "i would make sure you look great," Dowd told Pascal. (BuzzFeed) | In 2012, Times reporter Mark Mazzetti gave the CIA a peek at an unpublished Dowd column after she asked him to help her fact-check it. (Politico) | Related: Variety co-EIC Andrew Wallenstein ponders the ethics of publishing stolen emails: "Journalism is, in some sense, permissible thievery." (Variety) | Update: Dowd says she didn’t send an advance copy of the column to Sony exec's husband. (New York Daily News)

  2. Twitter reinstates journalist suspended for publishing public record

    "Look who's back," Darwin BondGraham tweeted at 2:01 a.m. ET Friday. Yasha Levine and Paul Carr reported Twitter suspended BondGraham after Claire Lovell, an employee of a company called PredPol, objected to her office number appearing in a document he published. He received the document through a public records request. (PandoDaily)

  3. Remembering Michel du Cille

    The Washington Post journalist died Thursday while hiking in Liberia. He was 58. He returned to Liberia this week to continue covering the Ebola outbreak there. (WP) | "Many of du Cille's close friends were well aware of the fact that within the past few years he valiantly battled and defeated multiple myeloma bone cancer, enduring chemotherapy and treatments as the cancer went into remission. More recently du Cille had knee replacement surgery. The work in Liberia was strenuous and much of it on foot." (NPPA) | Post Executive Editor Marty Baron: "We are all heartbroken." (WP) | Kenny Irby: "Whatever it took for him to cover a story, he was going to do it." (Poynter) | Tom French: "He touched so many lives and shined a light on so many hard things in this world, and he was a wonderful friend to Indiana and to our students.” (Indiana University) | Photos from du Cille's career, during which he won three Pulitzers. (WP)

  4. Gamergate cost Gawker a packet

    Gawker Media lost "seven figures"' worth of ad revenue when Gamergate targeted its publications, ad head Andrew Gorenstein told employees Wednesday. When writer Sam Biddle asked Gawker Media honcho Nick Denton how "much the company was spending on its content management system Kinja," Peter Sterne reports, "Denton replied that it was about five times as much as his tweets had cost the company, leading to laughter from the audience." (Capital)

  5. Rant Media journalists have to work on native ads

    “To me, getting the editorial team involved ensures we’re going to have the most engaging content," Rant CEO Brett Rosin tells Lucia Moses. (Digiday)

  6. Newspapers will have fewer Sunday magazines

    Athlon Media Group has purchased the print rights to Parade, American Profile, Relish and Spry. It plans to rename and merge some titles and upgrade their paper stock. With USA Weekend closing, Athlon will have "a virtual monopoly in the category," GroupM managing partner and director for print George Janson tells Stuart Elliott. (NYT)

  7. Post-Dispatch's Ferguson coverage honored

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editor Gilbert Bailon received the National Press Foundation's Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award for his paper's coverage of Ferguson. BuzzFeed News won NPF's Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress, and Re/code won the Excellence in Online Journalism Award. (National Press Foundation)

  8. Front page of the day, curated by Kristen Hare

    Canoes and kayaks in a Healdsburg, California, parking lot on Thursday. (Courtesy the Newseum)

  9. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin

    Kevin Sullivan has been named executive producer at "Reveal." He's the senior managing editor of "Here and Now." (Center for Investigative Reporting) | Mike Hofman has been named executive digital director at GQ. He's executive digital director at Glamour. (Email) | Steve Battaglio is now a TV and media business reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, he was the business editor at TV Guide. (Email) | Job of the day: The Associated Press is looking for interns. Get your résumés in! (AP) | Send Ben your job moves:

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Correction: This article's headline and first item have been changed to reflect the facts of the story, and an update has been added with Maureen Dowd's comments about the leaked emails. Read more


Zakaria critics turn their attention to Malcolm Gladwell

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Delphic media bloggers @crushingbort and @blippoblappo say New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell “lifted quotes and other material without attribution” in his work for the magazine.

Among their examples: a 2011 story that doesn’t cite quotes that appear to be taken from Jeffrey S. Young; a 2013 story that draws heavily from a 1952 article by John Sawyer; a 2010 article that uses stuff from “Miles Wolff’s authoritative but obscure 1970 book, Lunch at the Five and Ten.”

@crushingbort and @blippoblappo recently addressed Bill Adair’s class at Duke and said that after spending much of the year haunting Fareed Zakaria they had found another target, but didn’t provide a name.

Speaking of that person, @crushingbort told the class they’d “found other instances (that) could kindly be called questionable attribution, yet no reporters have pushed for more information” and were “deciding at the moment whether or not to send that information to the outlet in question.”

Reached by email, blappo and bort told Poynter Gladwell came to their attention after that statement. “We’re still not quite settled on the other one yet but we didn’t reach out to the New Yorker for this one.”

Reached by email, New Yorker Editor David Remnick said, “The issue is not really about Malcolm. And, to be clear, it isn’t about plagiarism.” He continued:

The issue is an ongoing editorial challenge known to writers and editors everywhere — to what extent should a piece of journalism, which doesn’t have the apparatus of academic footnotes, credit secondary sources? It’s an issue that can get complicated when there are many sources with overlapping information. There are cases where the details of an episode have passed into history and are widespread in the literature. There are cases that involve a unique source. We try to make judgments about source attribution with fairness and in good faith. But we don’t always get it right. In retrospect, for example, we should have credited Miles Wolff’s 1970 book about Greensboro, because it’s central to our understanding of those events. We sometimes fall short, but our hope is always to give readers and sources the consideration they deserve.

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BuzzFeed reporter mistaken for that Chinese-food-dispute professor guy

BuzzFeed legal editor Chris Geidner is not Harvard Business School professor Benjamin Edelman, the world’s most famous customer of Sichuan Garden in Woburn, Massachusetts.

But as far as many people on social media are concerned, he’s the same guy.

Reached by email, Geidner said as far as he knew, the mistaken identity comes courtesy a Fox News article about Edelman that embeds a tweet he wrote.

His coworkers aren’t really helping out.

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No interviews at premiere for ‘The Interview’

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. No interviews at premiere of ‘The Interview’

    "Sony Pictures said Wednesday that no broadcast media will be invited to cover the film's red carpet Thursday in Los Angeles and no interviews will be granted to print reporters at the screening." (AP)

  2. The Washington Post found more people Rolling Stone didn't interview

    T. Rees Shapiro spoke with three friends of Jackie's that Rolling Stone apparently wrote about but never actually spoke to. (The Washington Post) | Here's a succinct roundup of everything that's happened up to now. (Huffington Post) | UVA's Cavalier Daily originally published something no one else had, Ben Mullin reports -- a letter from Jackie's roommate. (Poynter) | | Related: Geneva Overholser says the news media convention of not naming sexual assault victims "is a particular slice of silence that I believe has consistently undermined society’s attempts to deal effectively with rape." (Geneva Overholser) | Related: Alexander Zaitchik, who wrote a 2013 Rolling Stone story about Barrett Brown, says he wasn't present for a scene he described in detail. (WP)

  3. Al Jazeera reporter killed in Syria

    Mahran Al Deeri "died on Wednesday while taking cover from government fire as his car hit the vehicle of rebel fighters." (Al Jazeera) | Orient TV journalists Youssef Mahmoud El-Dous, Rami Adel Al-Asmi and Salem Abdul-Rahman Khalil were all killed in a missile attack in Syria on Monday. (RWB)

  4. pulls story about Chinese-food professor

    It published a story that purported to show a racist email from Ben Edelman, the Harvard professor who very strongly disputed a $4 charge on a Chinese food order. "We cannot verify that Edelman, in fact, sent the email," an editor's note reads. "We have taken the story down." ( | Edelman apologized for the incident that led to his Internet fame. (Ben Edelman) | Some 2010 emails from Edelman over a Groupon gone wrong. (

  5. Excellent headline alert

    "N.M. high school teacher resigns after student’s story about Jesus giving out marijuana stirs controversy" (SPLC)

  6. The week everyone stepped down

    Alan Rusbridger steps down as The Guardian's editor. (The Guardian) | Joe Pompeo has a rundown of who may succeed Rusbridger. (Capital) | Gawker honcho Nick Denton names Heather Dietrick president, will remain CEO. (Also, and this is quite important: Tommy Craggs is Gawker Media's new executive editor.) (New York Observer) | Bloomberg News EIC Matthew Winkler stepped down this week, and Matthew Zeitlin reports the company passed over Executive Editor Laurie Hays when replacing him. (BuzzFeed)

  7. Maybe media companies aren't such bad places to work

    NBC Universal, ESPN and LinkedIn (hey, it publishes stuff) are among Glassdoor's "best places to work" list. (MediaJobsDaily) | This business has been on the upswing since CareerCast ranked "reporter" 199 on its Top 200 jobs list, one slot higher than "lumberjack." (Poynter)

  8. There's something called a Google Tax

    Google announced it's shutting down Google News in Spain before a Jan. 1 intellectual property tax begins. That tax is nicknamed "Google Tax." (Associated Press)

  9. Front page of the day, curated by Kristen Hare

    Burlington Free Press leads with a winter wonderland wallop. (Courtesy the Newseum)


  10. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin

    Tommy Craggs has been named executive editor at Gawker Media. Previously, he was editor of Deadspin. Heather Dietrick has been named president of Gawker Media. Previously, she was general counsel there. Andrew Gorenstein has been named president of advertising and partnerships at Gawker Media. Previously, he was chief revenue officer there. Scott Kidder has been named chief operating officer at Gawker Media. Previously, he was vice president of operations there. Erin Pettigrew has been named chief strategy officer at Gawker Media. Previously, she was vice president of business development there. Nick Denton has been named CEO of Gawker Media. Previously, he was publisher there. (New York Observer) | Alan Rusbridger will become chair of the Scott Trust. He is editor-in-chief of The Guardian. (Poynter) | Greg Ip will be chief economics commentator at The Wall Street Journal. He covered economics and policy for The Economist. (Wall Street Journal) | Tom Gara is now business editor at BuzzFeed. Previously, he was deputy business editor there. (Romenesko) | Giovanna Gray Lockhart is now a contributing editor at Glamour. Previously, she was a senior advisor to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. (Fishbowl NY) | Job of the day: The Center for Public Integrity is looking for an engagement editor. Get your résumés in! (Center for Public Integrity) | Send Ben your job moves:

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Correction: Yesterday's newsletter referred to Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson as a "he." She is, of course, the correct pronoun. Thanks to the newsletter readers who alerted me to the error. Read more

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The Rocky Mountain News may return

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. Rocky II?

    "Philip Anschutz is exploring the possibility of reviving the Rocky Mountain News." (Denver Business Journal) | Denver Post Publisher Mac Tully: "We're going to continue to do what we do — which is award-winning journalism — and wish them the best of luck." (The Denver Post) | Hiya, Rocky. (Rocky Mountain News)

  2. Fraud threatens digital advertising gains

    "Up to 50 percent of publisher traffic is bot activity, just fake clicks from automated computing programs. ... Digital advertising will take in $43.8 billion next year, and $6.3 billion will be based on the fraudulent activity." (Adweek)

  3. Matthew Kaminski will lead Politico's Europe operation

    Kaminski is on The Wall Street Journal's editorial board. Politico and German partner Axel Springer have purchased European Voice, which they'll rebrand as Politico. Better get used to hitting that caps lock, European Voice staffers! (Poynter)

  4. Report: CIA fed press b.s. about torture

    The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report says "both Ronald Kessler’s 'The CIA at War' and two New York Times reports written by Douglas Jehl included 'inaccurate claims' proffered by CIA officials speaking on background." (IBT) | Jehl statement: "I am proud of the work that my Times colleagues and I did in bringing these CIA practices to light. I was not interviewed for the Senate report, and would never comment on reporting that was based on confidential conversations with current and former U.S. government officials." (WP) | Kessler: “This report is discredited." The report "also highlighted an incident in which the C.I.A. pressured an American newspaper to withhold naming the country that Abu Zubaydah was being held in. ... A Times reporter, James Risen, said Tuesday that the newspaper was The Times, and the country was Thailand." (NYT)

  5. Can you handle another New Republic roundup item?

    The most important media story of our time stretches into its seventh day. | Ta-Nehisi Coates: "Prioritizing diversity would have been asking TNR to not be TNR." (The Atlantic) | New Republic CEO Guy Vidra: "Over the coming months we will add to our masthead and bring on a great and diverse set of writers and editors." (Bolded text mine.) (TNR) | "The Top 40 Hot Takes on "The New Republic," in Order from Worst to Best" (The Awl)

  6. How Mother Jones stays in the black

    More than one revenue stream. Partnerships. Good social media chops. (Digiday)

  7. Can you handle another Rolling Stone item?

    RS honcho Jann Wenner reportedly refused to accept the resignation of Sean Woods, who edited the magazine's botched UVA rape story. (NYO) | Gene Weingarten: "I contend that this is the worst screwup in the history of modern American journalism." (WP)

  8. Bloomberg News gets a new boss

    Economist Editor John Micklethwait will replace Matthew Winkler at the top of the masthead. (Poynter) | "Welcome John Mickelthwait to the @BloombergNews family. @BW has been ripping you off for years so it'll be nice to have inspiration close by" (@Tyrangiel)

  9. Front page of the day, curated by Kristen Hare

    Key phrases from the torture report on the Omaha World-Herald's front. (Courtesy the Newseum)

  10. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin

    Matthew Kaminski will be executive editor of Politico's European operation. He's a member of the editorial board at The Wall Street Journal. Bill Nichols will be a founding editor-at-large of Politico's European operation. He's an editor-at-large at Politico. Carrie Budoff Brown will be associate editor and senior policy reporter at Politico's European operation. She's a White House reporter at Politico. Florian Eder will be managing editor at Politico's European operation. He is a correspondent at Die Welt. Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson will be managing director of Politico's European operation. She is the owner and publisher of European Voice. (Poynter) | Matthew Winkler will be Editor in Chief Emeritus at Bloomberg News. Previously, he was editor-in-chief there. John Micklethwait will be editor-in-chief at Bloomberg News. He's editor-in-chief of The Economist. (Poynter) | Michael Amon will lead the Wall Street Journal's coverage of OPEC, oil and mining from its London bureau. He's deputy New York bureau chief at the Wall Street Journal. (@joepompeo) | Janelle Rodriguez will be senior vice president of editorial at NBC News. She is vice president of programming at CNN. (TV Newser) | Job of the day: WAMU is looking for a Web producer. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs) | Send Ben your job moves:

Correction: The job moves section of this post originally referred incorrectly to Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson.

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Martin Kaiser leaves the Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Martin Kaiser will step down as editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. George Stanley will replace him, Bill Glauber reports. Kaiser, who’s been a member of Poynter’s National Advisory Board, told Glauber “I have come to the conclusion that it is time for me to move on to the next chapter of my life and to seek a new challenge.”

“We all begged him to stay,” Publisher Betsy Brenner said.

Kaiser will leave in February. Journal Communications, which owns the Journal Sentinel, plans to merge its broadcast operations with E.W. Scripps Co. The combined company will spin off its print properties. Read more

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