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John Podesta will write columns for The Washington Post

John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, will be a contributing columnist at The Washington Post, the newspaper announced today. "No one knows more about how Washington works, how the White House operates, and how policy ideas are translated into reality than John Podesta," said Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt. "His long experience in Congress, inside two … Read More
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ProPublica names Louise Kiernan first editor in chief of ProPublica Illinois

ProPublica Illinois announced Louise Kiernan as its first editor in chief on Tuesday. Kiernan, who worked at the Chicago Tribune for 18 years, comes to ProPublica's first regional project from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. There, she was an associate professor. At the Tribune, Kiernan was the lead reporter on a project that won the … Read More
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Carolyn Ryan named assistant editor at The New York Times

Carolyn Ryan, The New York Times' senior politics editor, is getting a promotion. Ryan, who ran The Times' coverage of the presidential campaign, will join the Times' masthead as an assistant editor in charge of recruitment, according to a memo from Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joe Kahn. "Carolyn's primary responsibility will be to recruit investigative reporters, narrative … Read More
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After a decade at ESPN, J.A. Adande has found his next act

J.A. Adande returned to the Super Bowl last weekend for the first time since 2007. But unlike like his days as a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, he wasn’t there to cover the game. Adande was in Houston to help oversee a traveling group of aspiring sports journalists from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern. He was working … Read More
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New York Times hires No. 2 editor from The Wall Street Journal

Rebecca Blumenstein, the deputy editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, is moving a few blocks to work for the company's archrival. After more than two decades as a reporter and editor at The Journal, Blumenstein is leaving to become a deputy managing editor. In a staff memo, Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief Gerry Baker hailed Blumenstein, calling her "a … Read More
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5 questions with Jessica Yu

This profile initially appeared in The Cohort, Poynter's bi-monthly newsletter about women kicking ass in digital media. Jessica Yu announced late last year that she was taking a buyout at The Wall Street Journal. Yu, 36, is leaving her position as Global Head of Visuals and headed to the West Coast to figure out what’s next. Read More
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Chris Berman looks back on nearly four decades (and tons of nicknames) at ESPN

Last fall, I taught a media studies class based on ESPN at the University of Illinois. The class examined ESPN’s considerable impact on all the touchpoints of media: Broadcasting and journalism; advertising and branding; digital and innovation; documentaries and storytelling and impact on pop culture, to name a few. The opening lecture focused on the roots of ESPN, and … Read More
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Tribune Media CEO Peter Liguori to step down

Tribune Media CEO Peter Liguori is leaving Tribune Media after three years leading the TV news and entertainment company. Liguori, who will step down in March, said in a statement his decision to exit the company that needed "a new leader" to navigate the broadcast-centric corporation. Tribune Media — then known as Tribune Company — spun off its newspapers … Read More
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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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