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Seattle Times editor exits

"...The person in this chair increasingly must be focused on creating a sustainable Seattle Times for the digital future. (That)... will require even more meetings and even more time working on business strategies...That’s not how I want to spend the last decade of my career in journalism.”

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VICE lays off 15

VICE Media promoted Josh Tyrangiel to oversee the news division and announced it would lay off 15 in New York and L.A. "According to a tweet from Vice News foreign correspondent Harriet Salem, the entire editorial team in the United Kingdom was laid off, plus two foreign correspondents, including Salem."

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Michelle Fields joins HuffPost

"Fields is heading to the Huffington Post, where she will cover the 2016 campaign with a specific focus on Trump and the Republican Party."

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Whither Megyn Kelly?

Three anonymous executives say that the Fox News host's television special fell short of expectations. "...Behind the scenes, she is said to be worried about the response. 'She’s very upset with the show reaction, and in hindsight with how it was produced,' one Fox veteran told me."

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Elaine Welteroth is Teen Vogue's new editor

Elaine Welteroth is Teen Vogue's youngest editor, at 29, and the second African American to hold the position in Conde Nast's history. She replaces Amy Astley, who will be leading Architectural Digest.

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Elizabeth Spayd is the New York Times' next public editor

The New York Times announced Wednesday morning that Elizabeth Spayd will be its sixth public editor. Spayd, currently editor and publisher of Columbia Journalism Review, will join The New York Times later this summer. Per custom, Spayd will report to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., the publisher of The New York Times, who praised her appointment in a statement. Liz is an … Read More
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Dean Baquet's advice to graduates: Don't let ambition blind you

"I think it was at Columbia that I learned two valuable lessons. Listen and listen hard. And while you shouldn’t question your own ethics, you should question your certainty about everything else."

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Allan Beaufour named senior vice president of engineering at The New York Times

Allan Beaufour, the former chief technology officer at web analytics company Chartbeat, has been appointed senior vice president of engineering at The New York Times. Beaufour, who will be responsible for data infrastructure across the The New York Times Company in addition to APIs and content management, will report to chief technology officer Nick Rockwell, according to a release from … Read More
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Margaret Sullivan starts at The Washington Post today

The former public editor of The New York Times and top editor of The Buffalo News begins her stint as media columnist for The Washington Post today. She had an acclaimed run as ombudsman of the Times.

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Morley Safer retires

The CBS News stalwart is calling it quits after more than 50 years.

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Ex-Murdoch aide Natalie Ravitz joins NFL comms shop

"...Natalie Ravitz, who was the News Corp. and 21st Century Fox chairman's chief of staff from 2012 to mid-2015, has been named senior vice president of communications at the NFL."

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Soccer superstar joins ESPN

Abby Wambach, the now-retired hero of the United States Women's National Soccer Team, is joining the ubiquitous sports network as an analyst and contributor.

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