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Huffington Post Executive Editor Liz Heron exits

Liz Heron, Executive Editor of The Huffington Post, is leaving that organization about a year after being appointed the newsroom's second-in-command. Heron was hired in September 2015 after serving as Facebook's head of news partnerships, will exit HuffPost for "her next adventure," CEO Jared Grusd told employees in a memo Tuesday. "I’m writing to let you know that after … Read More
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Andrew Kaczynski’s BuzzFeed Team Joins CNN

"Kaczynski, 26, has been one of the standout reporters of the campaign season as his K-File team has consistently broken news through deeply mining candidates’ past statements and actions."

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Bill Church named senior vice president for news at GateHouse Media

He was executive editor at the Sarasota Herald Tribune. "'Bill has thoughtfully balanced the preservation of our traditional mission and values while fostering a culture of entrepreneurial journalism at newspapers large and small,' said Kirk Davis, CEO of GateHouse Media."

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New York Times revives managing editor title in masthead shuffle

Kahn. (Photo via The New York Times) The New York Times announced Friday that Joseph Kahn will be its new managing editor, a position that has been vacant for two years. In addition, Susan Chira, one of the Times' deputy executive editors, will be leaving the masthead to cover gender issues for the newspaper, according to an announcement from the … Read More
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Just got a newsroom promotion? Follow these 3 steps to be successful

All around me, newsroom leaders are starting new jobs and taking on new or expanded responsibilities. I’m in the same boat as well, writing this just a few weeks into a new job leading news operations for Gannett and the USA TODAY Network. Earlier this year, top newsroom editors in Tronc, formerly known as Tribune Publishing, took on additional … Read More
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Charles Osgood announces his retirement

Charles Osgood, the longtime host of CBS' "Sunday Morning," announced his retirement earlier today. Osgood, who's hosted "Sunday Morning" for more than two decades, announced the news on this morning's broadcast, citing age as among the factors prompting his retirement: "Some of you may have heard rumors lately that I won’t be hosting these 'Sunday Morning' broadcasts very much … Read More
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'I don't code': A day in the life with Forbes' head of product development

"'I’m the architect of all technology products at Forbes,' said Salah Zalatimo, who’s responsible for designing and controlling the user experience, layout and design of all Forbes’ tech products, across website, mobile and video. He just doesn’t 'pick up the hammer and nails and build the products.'"

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Gwen Ifill named winner of 2016 John Chancellor award

"'PBS NewsHour' co-anchor and managing editor Gwen Ifill has been named the recipient of the 2016 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism. The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism made the announcement Wednesday morning."

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Will Bourne fired as editor of The Village Voice

Will Bourne, the editor in chief of The Village Voice, has been fired from the newspaper after less than a year at the helm of the free weekly. News of Bourne's ouster came via an announcement from the The Village Voice Wednesday afternoon noting that the newspaper was undergoing preparations for "an extensive relaunch." The Village Voice is undertaking … Read More
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Thinking about making the jump to freelance? Here's what you need to know

Claire Carusillo left her full-time social media job last year to jump-start her writing career. Since college, she wanted to become a staff writer at a website or magazine. But she noticed that the people producing creative work she liked were largely freelancers — very few had staff jobs. Like many journalists, she started with social media to get … Read More
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What were your #FirstSevenJobs before breaking into journalism?

Journalists over the weekend jumped aboard the #FirstSevenJobs trend, listing early gigs to highlight their bottom-up quest to earn paying jobs in the media industry. The #FirstSevenJobs hashtag began trending after Twitter user Marian Call asked her followers to participate, according to Time. Since then, the hashtag has exploded — celebrities such as Lin-Manuel Miranda have joined in, … Read More
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Why Ron Fournier is leaving D.C. and heading home to Detroit

As Ron Fournier conceded Monday, "you can go home again." The Washington journalism stalwart, best known for covering the Clintons and aggressively morphing into an edgy online columnist for The National Journal and The Atlantic, revealed that he'll return to Detroit as associate publisher of Crain's Detroit Business. "I've had a great ride in Washington — more lucky than good, and … Read More
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