"...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.”
Seattle Times editor exits
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."
Society of Environmental Journalists' executive director is stepping down
Beth Parke, SEJ's founding executive director, will step down from that role next year.
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."
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."
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.
Liz Garrigan will edit Washington City Paper
Garrigan is the first female editor.
Elizabeth Spayd is the New York Times' next public editor
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."
New York Times in ‘final stage’ of selecting next public editor
Liz Spayd, the editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, is rumored to be a finalist, as is Debra Adams Simmons, the editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Allan Beaufour named senior vice president of engineering at The New York Times
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.
Morley Safer retires
The CBS News stalwart is calling it quits after more than 50 years.
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."