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Digital arms of NBC News, MSNBC united under new executive

Nick Ascheim has been named senior vice president of digital for MSNBC and NBC News in a shakeup that aims to consolidate leadership of the networks' digital divisions. Ascheim, a senior vice president at the BBC, replaces high-level staffers atop the digital operations of NBC News and MSNBC. Julian March, who was previously senior vice president of editorial and innovation … Read More

Brian Williams' return: back to the future and the search for redemption

Brian Williams returns to television news next week. (This is a 2014 file photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)It will be an awkward, painful but perhaps restorative Back to the Future when Brian Williams returns to work Monday. The star anchor-reporter arrives at cable MSNBC after a fall from grace and losing a prize job as the face of broadcast … Read More

Has the media forgotten Nepal post-earthquake? NBC’s Richard Engel clearly hasn’t

NBC's "Dateline" will air a Sunday special, "Avalanche," on Mt. Everest and the earthquake in April that killed more than 8,000 people. Veteran correspondent Richard Engel interviewed survivors, including climbers, guides and Sherpas, who share their accounts of their agonizing attempts to survive. The show airs at 7 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) and includes previously unseen video of the earthquake, … Read More

Here's why NBC News took Facebook's Instant Articles deal

NBC News' launch story on Facebook's Instant Articles includes tilt-to-view photos, autoplay videos and an interactive map of a California almond farm. (Image credit: NBC News) After Facebook's Instant Articles program went live Wednesday morning, many media commentators wrote about its potential drawbacks for publishers. Over at Fortune, Mathew Ingram called the deal a "Faustian bargain," saying it allowed … Read More

Networks use drones to cover Nepal quake

(Screen shot from NBC's drone coverage of Nepal.) NBC News' Miguel Almaguer used dramatic video captured by a drone in his reporting from Nepal this week. The images soaring above the ruins of destroyed temples in Kathmandu are a demonstration of how valuable these drones can be in adding context and scale, even while they are currently … Read More

Nancy Snyderman leaves NBC News

Nancy Snyderman is stepping down from her position as chief medical editor at NBC News, the network announced in a release Thursday. Last year, Snyderman took a break from her job at the suggestion of her network after she "violated a self-imposed quarantine after being potentially exposed to Ebola in Liberia," according to The New York Times. She subsequently … Read More

Career Beat: Matthew Kaminski named executive editor of Politico in Europe

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Matthew Kaminski will be executive editor of Politico's European operation. He's a member of the editorial board at The Wall Street Journal. Bill Nichols will be a founding editor-at-large of Politico's European operation. He's an editor-at-large at Politico. Carrie Budoff Brown will be associate editor and senior policy reporter … Read More

ESPN 'frees' Bill Simmons, but will he seek more freedom elsewhere?

It's Wednesday. That means you get 10 media stories. Freed Simmons: ESPN's Bill Simmons returns to the network today after his three-week suspension "for calling N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell a 'liar' during a podcast, and then effectively daring ESPN to punish him." His contract expires next fall, Jonathan Mahler and Richard Sandomir report. Will he leave? (New York … Read More