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5 questions with Kat Kinsman

This profile initially appeared in The Cohort, Poynter's bi-monthly newsletter about women kicking ass in digital media. Kat Kinsman has the very cool title of senior food and drinks editor at Time Inc.'s all-breakfast site Extra Crispy. She’s also the author of “Hi, Anxiety: Life with a Bad Case of Nerves,” which hit bookstores in November. Last … Read More
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Her newsroom was shut down. Then, she decided to run for Congress

At the end of August, after the news organization she helped launch shut down, Wendy Carrillo rented a red Ford Fiesta and took off on a road trip with Lulu, her Maltese poodle. At Reported.ly, where Carrillo was the West Coast anchor and producer, she covered the pipeline protest at Standing Rock in North Dakota. Now, … Read More
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Capital New York co-founders leave Politico

Josh Benson and Tom McGeveran, who founded the politics, culture and media site Capital New York in 2010 before selling it to Politico in 2013, are leaving the company. The departures were announced in a memo to staff from Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris, who also said Politico's statewide operations would be consolidated at Politico headquarters in Rosslyn. Launched … Read More
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Facebook names Campbell Brown head of news partnerships

Facebook's new head of news partnerships will be Campbell Brown, the founding editor in chief of a nonprofit educational news site. Brown, who was previously a journalist for CNN and NBC News, will be "working directly with (Facebook's) partners to help them understand how Facebook can expand the reach of their journalism, and contribute value to their businesses," she … Read More
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Megyn Kelly will leave Fox News for NBC

Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox News for NBC News, bringing an end to one of the most protracted and public contract negotiations for a television news personality in years. The "Kelly File" host is getting a three-part deal at NBC News: She will host a new one-hour daytime program, anchor a new Sunday evening news magazine show and contribute to … Read More
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BuzzFeed News hires 'FOIA terrorist' Jason Leopold from Vice News

BuzzFeed's legal team has helped reporters pry more than 70,000 pages of documents from government agencies with FOIA requests. That number is about to increase in a big way. On Tuesday, BuzzFeed News announced the hiring of investigative journalist Jason Leopold, who has made a living — and eked out tons of scoops — by deluging the federal government with Freedom … Read More
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Politico severs ties with writer after vulgar Trump tweet

Politico has terminated its contract with magazine writer Julia Ioffe after she sent a tweet that referenced a possible incestuous relationship between President-elect Donald Trump and his daughter, Ivanka. In a note to Politico staff Wednesday, Editor-in-Chief John Harris and Editor Carrie Budoff Brown said Ioffe violated guidelines against displaying "gratuitous opinion" on social media. "Julia Ioffe’s tweet this afternoon … Read More
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We're looking for our next Google News Lab Fellow. Is it you?

The Poynter Institute is kicking off a national search for its next Google News Lab Fellow, and we want you to apply. In each of the last four years, Poynter has selected one U.S. college student to help us fulfill our mission of informing and instructing journalists around the world. Successful applicants generally have professional experience at multiple … Read More
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Sara Fischer will write about the media for Axios

Add media to the list of subjects that Axios will cover. The new startup from Politico founder Jim VandeHei announced Tuesday that it's bringing aboard Sara Fischer to be its media trends writer. Fischer, a digital producer at The Washington Post and a former breaking news writer for CNN Politics, isn't taking on an ordinary media beat, VandeHei told … Read More
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Peter Baker will return to the United States to cover the White House

Former New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker will make an abrupt return to Washington, D.C. from Israel to cover the White House, the newspaper announced Monday. Baker, who moved to Jerusalem earlier this year after covering the run-up to the election, is being brought back to complete the Times' political team. Baker is a 15-year veteran … Read More
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Anne Hull is leaving The Washington Post

Anne Hull, a five-time Pulitzer Prize finalist who won the award in 2008 for coverage of the poor care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, is leaving The Washington Post. She is traveling to Berlin with her partner, a German journalist. Hull, who serves on Poynter's board of trustees, is departing The Post "reluctantly" after spending 17 years at … Read More
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Lydia Polgreen is The Huffington Post's new editor in chief

Lydia Polgreen, the editorial director of NYT Global at The New York Times, will be The Huffington Post's next editor in chief. She follows Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, who had been at the top of the website's masthead since its founding in 2005. So excited that my successor as EIC of HuffPost will be Lydia … Read More
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Poynter announces additions to National Advisory Board

Poynter on Tuesday announced six new additions to its National Advisory board, the group of journalists who help the institute fulfill its mission of advancing journalism around the world. They are: — Audrey Cooper, editor in chief of The San Francisco Chronicle — John Dickerson, host of "Face the Nation" on CBS News — Jon Funabiki, executive director of Renaissance … Read More
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Politico national editor Kristin Roberts is leaving

Kristin Roberts, Politico's national editor, is leaving for an as-yet unannounced job in journalism, she told Poynter Wednesday. "I have been incredibly lucky to be a part of Politico and have a chance to work with a group of exceptional reporters on an amazing story," Roberts told Poynter. "I have no doubt Politico's success will continue. What's next for me … Read More
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The Washington Post hires Ashley Parker from The New York Times

Ashley Parker, a longtime reporter for the New York Times, is joining The Washington Post to cover the administration of President-elect Donald Trump. Parker, who’s been at The New York Times for more than a decade, began her career as a research assistant for columnist Maureen Dowd, according to a memo from national editor Scott Wilson and senior politics editor … Read More
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