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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."

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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.

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Elizabeth Spayd is the New York Times' next public editor

The New York Times announced Wednesday morning that Elizabeth Spayd will be its sixth public editor. Spayd, currently editor and publisher of Columbia Journalism Review, will join The New York Times later this summer. Per custom, Spayd will report to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., the publisher of The New York Times, who praised her appointment in a statement. Liz is an … Read More
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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."

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Allan Beaufour named senior vice president of engineering at The New York Times

Allan Beaufour, the former chief technology officer at web analytics company Chartbeat, has been appointed senior vice president of engineering at The New York Times. Beaufour, who will be responsible for data infrastructure across the The New York Times Company in addition to APIs and content management, will report to chief technology officer Nick Rockwell, according to a release from … Read More
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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.

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Morley Safer retires

The CBS News stalwart is calling it quits after more than 50 years.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Livingston finalists announced

Finalists for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists have been announced. They include journalists in international, national and local reporting categories.

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