"...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."
Ex-Murdoch aide Natalie Ravitz joins NFL comms shop
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.
CNN makes big hires from Mashable
Deputy executive editor Amanda Wills and real-time news editor Brian Ries are both joining CNN. Mashable recently announced a round of layoffs that chopped away its politics and international coverage.
Xerox marketing chief will lead Ad Age
Josh Golden is the first top editor to come from outside of Ad Age's parent company, Crain Communications.
Livingston finalists announced
Finalists for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists have been announced. They include journalists in international, national and local reporting categories.
Associated Press race and ethnicity editor sues for discrimination
Sonya Ross filed a lawsuit against the Associated Press Monday. "Ross, a former White House reporter, claimed the AP retaliated against her after she complained about disparate treatment."
Union organizers ask Huff Post staffers for examples of breached independence
"We have yet to present our editorial independence proposal, which includes language related to branded and sponsored content, who makes editorial decisions and editorial policy. If you have had an experience related to editorial independence that you would like us to include in that presentation, please reach out to your bargaining committee rep."
Periscope gets an editor in chief
Evan Hansen, the head of content labs at Medium, is joining the livestreaming app Periscope as its top editor.
NYT lawsuit highlights newsroom diversity statistics
The lawsuit by two New York Times employees against the CEO of The New York Times cites statistics that show the ongoing lack of diversity in the newsroom. "In 2015, WMC found for the second year running that the New York Times had the largest gender gap in bylines – just 32% of articles were authored by women compared to 68% by men."
RJI's latest fellowship class announced
Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, Columbia, announced the latest fellowship class. Among the fellows, "Thomas Kent, who is stepping down as standards editor at The Associated Press to move into full-time journalism research and teaching, will explore the prospects for common understandings on ethics and standards across the virtual reality journalism industry."
POLITICO plans for post-Allen Playbook
According to CNN Money sources, Politico is considering reporters Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer for the role of co-authors of the popular newsletter "Playbook" once Mike Allen leaves.
The Wall Street Journal now has a 'print editor'
Bob Rose will be The Wall Street Journal's first official print editor. "...Even as we drive The Journal further into the digital age, we need a print paper that is an engaging, informative — and increasingly complementary — daily digest of the most important news to our readers."
ESPN: Skip Bayless is leaving
"Skip Bayless has decided to leave ESPN when his contract expires at the end of August. His final appearance on 'First Take' will be the day after the NBA Finals conclude."
Alan Rusbridger to Oxford
Former Guardian Editor-in-Chief Alan Rusbridger will chair the Institute Steering Committee at The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. He said: "In the face of a digital revolution that offers huge opportunities and challenges, it is essential that there is a space for calm reflection, research, discussion and collaboration."