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Job Cuts Loom At The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

After some cuts this week at Oahu Publications' titles, more are coming. "Dennis Francis, Oahu Publications’ president and publisher, told Civil Beat that job cuts are also likely at Star-Advertiser, its flagship newspaper, whose editorial employees are represented by the Pacific Media Workers Guild."

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The Guardian's Aron Pilhofer headed for Temple University

"Pilhofer, Executive Editor of Digital for The Guardian and a former editor of digital strategy at The New York Times, will take a newly established endowed professorship, the James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation."

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Chicago reporter leaves the anchor seat for the driver's seat

After his last day on air at Chicago's WMAQ, Anthony Ponce shared a video on Facebook about his new gig. "Four months ago, I took a second job," text at the bottom of his video reads. "A job as a driver. A driver for Lyft. Yes, those pink mustache cars." Ponce is leaving the newsroom, but he still plans … Read More
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Roger Ailes is out at Fox News

Roger Ailes, the media titan who founded and built Fox News into a ratings powerhouse, has left the network after a 20-year tenure. 21st Century Fox announced his departure in a glowing statement that made no mention of the sexual harassment scandal that has engulfed the embattled Fox News chairman in recent days. Rupert Murdoch, the company patriarch, praised … Read More
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Kathleen Carroll, the AP's top editor, will step down

Kathleen Carroll, the executive editor at The Associated Press and its top editorial staffer, will retire at the end of the year. She has led the AP for 14 years. In a statement, Carroll said her departure will allow time for "family events," including her son’s college graduation in the spring. "Plus, sleeping in on weekdays for a while," she … Read More
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Roger Ailes is in talks to exit Fox News

Although multiple reports pointed toward a sudden end for Roger Ailes' long tenure atop Fox News Tuesday evening, conflicting information from the media and the network's public relations team left the exact terms of his departure uncertain. A rollercoaster day of anonymously sourced reports regarding Ailes' status at the network gained a note of finality after The New … Read More
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Alan Murray named Chief Content Officer at Time Inc

Fortune editor Alan Murray will become the chief content officer of Time Inc. as the company undergoes a sweeping transformation that seeks to de-emphasize its portfolio of magazines, according to multiple reports. Murray's appointment confirms the speculation that Norm Pearlstine, the current chief content officer at Time Inc., will be stepping aside, as had been reported in June by … Read More
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Carrie Budoff Brown will be Politico's new editor

Carrie Budoff Brown, the managing editor of Politico Europe, will be the next editor of Politico. She replaces Susan Glasser, who was named editor in September 2014. Before becoming managing editor of Politico Europe, Brown was a White House correspondent at Politico. In a memo, Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris called Brown "a star reporter turned accomplished editor." This was … Read More
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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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