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Marc Lacey named national editor at The New York Times

The New York Times has named Marc Lacey national editor, the paper announced Friday afternoon. Lacey, a former correspondent in Nairobi, Mexico City and Phoenix, was most recently associate managing editor for weekends at the newspaper and acquitted himself well in that role, according to a staff memo from Executive Editor Dean Baquet. As deputy foreign editor and then … Read More
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USA Today Network hires vice president of investigative reporting

Chris Davis, the Tampa Bay Times investigative editor who's shepherded three Pulitzer-winning projects to completion, will be vice president of investigative reporting for USA Today Network, the company announced Wednesday. In his new position, Davis will lead investigative reporting efforts at USA Today and throughout its parent company, which has recently rebranded its properties as the USA Today Network. Read More
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Elizabeth Spayd, incoming New York Times public editor: 'I'm not there to make friends'

Elizabeth Spayd remembers where she was when the call came through. She was driving into New York City after a visit to Long Island when her phone rang. It was Philip Corbett, the associate managing editor for standards at The New York Times, who led the months-long search to replace outgoing Public Editor Margaret Sullivan. She picked up the phone … Read More
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Jim Roberts joins The Hill

Jim Roberts, the former executive editor of Mashable who was recently ousted in a shakeup of the company's editorial ranks, is joining the Hill as a consultant to create a new opinion section for the Capitol Hill newspaper. Roberts will "focus on bringing diversified views from top minds," to The Hill over the next few months, according to the … Read More
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Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman will be the next authors of Politico's Playbook

Journalists Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman will take over Politico's Playbook newsletter in July, according to a memo from Editor-in-Chief John Harris sent to newsroom employees Sunday night: I view the selection of this team as an exhilarating first stride in the next phase of our publication, one that will come fully into bloom this fall with the election of … Read More
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Top editorial boss at GateHouse Media exits

David Arkin, the senior vice president for content and product development at GateHouse Media, is leaving the company next month, according to a memo from GateHouse CEO Kirk Davis. Arkin's new job will be chief content officer for Community Impact, a chain of 21 newspapers in Austin, Houston and Dallas Fort-Worth, according to the memo, which was sent to GateHouse … Read More
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Bad news for people who write

"In five years time Facebook 'will be definitely mobile, it will be probably all video,' said Nicola Mendelsohn, who heads up Facebook’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, at a conference in London this morning.

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Sam Biddle to join The Intercept

Sam Biddle, the Gawker Media writer who earned plaudits and drew ire for skewering Silicon Valley powerbrokers and Gamergate supporters as editor of Valleywag, is joining The Intercept, he announced on Twitter Monday. https://twitter.com/samfbiddle/status/742432786871685120 At The Intercept, a muckraking website covering national security, Biddle will resume his coverage of Silicon Valley. During his recent stint at Gawker, Biddle was part … Read More
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Sources: Norman Pearlstine wants to leave Time Inc.

The top content boss at Time Inc. has had a storied career in journalism that includes stints at The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. Now, apparently, he wants out.

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Fox News boots Ed Henry from Hillary Clinton beat

"Instead of bringing Henry back to continue his work on Clinton, Fox News is assigning national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin to the task; she has been covering the campaign since May 31."

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USA Today editor steps down, joins TheStreet

Dave Callaway, the editor in chief of USA Today, is leaving the company next month, the newspaper reported Thursday. Callaway, who joined USA Today in 2012, will become CEO of TheStreet Inc., a financial news and services company founded by television personality Jim Cramer and Martin Peretz. He will be replaced in the interim by Patty Michalski, the newspaper's … Read More
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Bloomberg snatches Apple scoopmeister

Blogging wunderkind Mark Gurman — one of the best-sourced reporters covering Apple — is joining Recode, where he'll cover consumer products.

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Sony executive exits

Steve Mosko, the head of Sony Pictures Television, is leaving the studio after 24 years.

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Mitra Kalita leaves the Los Angeles Times

Mitra Kalita, the managing editor charged with bringing a digital renaissance to the Los Angeles Times newsroom, is leaving the newspaper after slightly more than a year. She will become vice president of programming at CNN, which has lately staffed up its ranks to fuel a buildout of its digital presence and coverage of the 2016 presidential election. In a … Read More
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