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Career beat: Ellis Jones named editor-in-chief at Vice Magazine

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Ellis Jones is now editor-in-chief of Vice Magazine. Previously, she was executive editor there. (Politico)
  • Jim Murphy is now vice president of morning programming at CNN. Previously, he was senior executive producer for “Early Start and “New Day.” (The Wrap)
  • David Gura will be a reporter at Bloomberg TV. He is a senior reporter and substitute host for “Marketplace.” (Poynter)
  • Dan Wakeford will be deputy editor at People. Previously, he was a consultant. (FashionWeekDaily.com)

Job of the day: The San Antonio Express-News is looking for an investigative reporter. Get your résumés in! (Journalism jobs)

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David Gura from ‘Marketplace’ joins Bloomberg TV

David Gura, senior reporter and substitute host for American Public Media’s “Marketplace,” will be a reporter at Bloomberg TV, according to a staff memo from Claudia Milne, head of U.S. television for Bloomberg.

Gura will report from New York.

Bloomberg has made a series of hires in recent months in a bid to build its video presence. In October, the company announced the addition of Business Insider’s Joe Weisenthal to develop a show and website, later revealed to be Bloomberg Markets. The company also hired “Game Change” authors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin to develop a website and politics-focused TV show called “With All Due Respect.”

In January, Bloomberg Markets hired Financial Times alum Tracy Alloway to be the site’s executive editor.

Here’s the memo:

Dear All

I have some great news!

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Career Beat: Teri Hayt named executive director at ASNE

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Dashiell Bennett will be news editor at Bloomberg Markets. Previously, he was news editor at The Atlantic. (@TheStalwart)
  • Kate Bennett will be a gossip columnist at Politico. She is fashion editor at Washingtonian. (Email)
  • Teri Hayt will be executive director of the American Society of News Editors. She is executive editor of GateHouse Media Ohio (Email)
  • Pamela Padilla is now a multimedia journalist for KDEN. Previously, she was Web editor for KXTX. (Media Moves)
  • Chelsea Manning will be a columnist for Guardian U.S. Previously, she was an Army intelligence analyst. (NPR)

Job of the day: Wired is looking for a features editor. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs)

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Mitt Romney isn’t running, despite reports to the contrary

Both Bloomberg and The Daily Beast reported this morning that perennial GOP hopeful Mitt Romney was making a third run for the presidency.

Earlier in the day, Bloomberg Politics published a story by “Game Change” scribe Mark Halperin titled “Why Mitt Romney Thinks He Can Win (and Jeb Bush Can’t),” that indicated Romney would make an announcement Friday morning.

Hours later, The Daily Beast trumpeted an exclusive on Twitter:

And then again:

Before reversing itself:

Bloomberg followed The Daily Beast’s lead, citing its inaccurate report:

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Shortly afterward, Bloomberg reversed itself and appended the following correction:

Correction: This story was based on an article from The Daily Beast, which contained inaccurate information.

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Career Beat: Audrey Cooper named EIC of San Francisco Chronicle

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Audrey Cooper is now editor-in-chief of the San Francisco Chronicle. Previously, she was managing editor there. (San Francisco Chronicle)
  • Ann Curry will develop a media startup funded by NBC Universal. Previously, she was a national and international correspondent at NBC News. (New York Times)
  • Steven Komarow has been named news director for Roll Call. Previously, he was an editor at Bloomberg. (PR Newswire)
  • Jason Zengerle is now a political correspondent at GQ. Previously, he was a senior editor at The New Republic. (Email)
  • Jennifer Henrichsen is a technology fellow at Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press. Previously, she was a research fellow at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism.
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Laurie Hays to leave Bloomberg

Laurie Hays, senior executive editor at Bloomberg News, will leave the organization, multiple sources told Poynter Thursday.

Several Bloomberg employees tweeted Thursday afternoon that Hays will leave the international news organization:

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In December, BuzzFeed reported that Hays was passed over for the top position at Bloomberg News when the organization was choosing a successor for founding Editor-in-Chief Matthew Winkler. The job went instead to John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of The Economist.

According to a memo to Bloomberg staff from Michael Bloomberg obtained by Politico’s Dylan Byers, Hays is leaving the newsroom under “amicable circumstances.” She will be replaced in the interim by Laura Zelenko, executive editor for markets at Bloomberg.

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Career Beat: Marilyn Thompson will be deputy editor at Politico

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Leon Wieseltier will be a contributing editor and critic at The Atlantic. Previously, he was literary editor at The New Republic. (Poynter)
  • George Rodrigue will be editor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Previously, he was assistant news director for WFAA. (Poynter)
  • Marilyn Thompson will be deputy editor at Politico. She’s currently Washington bureau chief for Reuters. Maura Reynolds is now White House editor at Politico. Previously, she was an editor at Bloomberg. (Email)
  • Peter Jamison is now a metro reporter at the Los Angeles Times. Previously, he was a reporter at the Tampa Bay Times. Nigel Duara is now a southwest correspondent at the Los Angeles Times. He was a reporter at The Associated Press.
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The ethics of hacked email and otherwise ill-gotten information

Sony and Aaron Sorkin both got it wrong. There are journalism ethics to mining emails hacked by someone else. But the question is not whether or not to mine them, but rather how.

Journalists generally agree that it’s appropriate to use ill-gotten information in the public interest, whether it’s the Pentagon Papers or a massive email hack.

But good intentions and execution are two different things. The latter involves a solid process rooted in journalistic values — because public interest is a moving target. Some newsrooms claim public interest when information is merely interesting, funny or salacious. The article about Channing Tatum’s goofy email might fall into that category.

BuzzFeed’s look at Maureen Dowd’s practice of allowing prior review, which Dowd denied, could be in the public interest because Dowd is a powerful columnist at a powerful newspaper that influences public opinion. Read more

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Career Beat: Washington Post hires CFO away from Allbritton

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Jonathan Salant is now Washington correspondent for NJ Advance Media. Previously, he was a political reporter for Bloomberg. (Email)
  • Meredith Homet is now executive director of retail at GQ. Previously, she was advertising director of W. (Email)
  • Serge Kovaleski is now an investigative reporter for The New York Times’ culture department. Previously, he was a national correspondent there. (Romenesko)
  • Stephen Gibson is now chief financial officer at The Washington Post. Previously, he was chief financial officer for Allbritton Communications. Beth Diaz is now vice president of audience development and analytics at The Washington Post. Previously, she was director of research and analytics there. Kristine Coratti is now vice president of communications at The Washington Post.
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Career Beat: Joe Weisenthal heads to Bloomberg

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Joe Weisenthal will host a TV show and develop a market-focused website for Bloomberg. He is executive editor at Business Insider. (Business Insider)
  • Ashkan Soltani will be chief technologist at the Federal Trade Commission. Previously, he was an independent privacy researcher who helped The Washington Post cover the National Security Agency. (WP)
  • Mick Greenwood is head of video at Time Inc. UK. Previously, he was managing editor of video at MSN. Richard Giddings is now head of mobile at Time Inc. UK. Previously, he was digital editions program manager there. (Time Inc.)

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