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ESPN fires Curt Schilling
“ESPN is an inclusive company...Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
Ryan McCarthy named editor in chief of Vice News
He's currently assistant editor on the national desk of The New York Times.
New York Post editor retires
Col Allan, who's been editor of The New York Post since 2001, will retire after Tuesday's New York primary. "In a statement, Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of the News Corporation, called Mr. Allan 'one of the most outstanding editors of his generation' and a 'great friend.'"
Gabriel Snyder to leave The New Republic
Association of Food Journalists gives annual award to Jessica B. Harris
Author and radio host Jessica B. Harris has won the Association of Food Journalists' 2016 Carol DeMasters Service to Food Journalism Award. "The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of food journalism."
Lynette Clemetson to lead Knight-Wallace Fellowships and the Livingston Awards
Lynette Clemetson, NPR's senior director of strategy and content initiatives, will be the next director of the of the Knight-Wallace Fellowships and the Livingston Awards at the University of Michigan.
NABJ, NAHJ and other groups call for equal pay
Six journalism diversity groups joined together to call for pay parity for women and people of color. "But let’s not stop there; let’s also continue to address the lack of inclusion in our industry’s ranks. In addition to equal pay, we should also look into providing equal opportunity for promotions. We need more journalists of color in positions of leadership — which could help address these inequities during salary negotiations and the hiring process. We call on newsrooms to review their hiring and career development practices to ensure they are inclusive and fair."
Emily Ramshaw named editor-in-chief at The Texas Tribune
Texas Tribune Editor Emily Ramshaw will take on a bigger role. "From the inside, this means — in addition to retaining her editorial authority — that she’ll have greater purview over various aspects of what the Trib produces and how it produces it each day and over time: technology, multimedia, new products, audience engagement, events, and partnerships and promotion. From the outside, the change that will be immediately visible is a new title: editor-in-chief."
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POLITICO founder Jim VandeHei is leaving earlier than expected
He's been with the company since the beginning. But now, after initially pledging to stay on until the conclusion of the presidential election, CEO VandeHei is planning to leave next week. "Kim Kingsley, the chief operating officer, and Roy Schwartz, the chief revenue officer, will also leave this spring, which is earlier than planned."
Andrew Sullivan joins New York magazine
Esquire editor ousted by parent company
David Granger, the erstwhile editor of Esquire, stunned his staff in January when he announced that he'd been fired by Hearst Magazines, the glossy's corporate parent. "Magazine shakeups are notoriously erratic and merciless, but this move has baffled many..."