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Career Beat: Kevin Krolicki named Washington bureau chief at Reuters

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

  • Kevin Krolicki has been named Washington bureau chief at Reuters. Previously, he was Japan bureau chief there. (Poynter)
  • Michael Oreskes is now senior vice president of news and editorial director at NPR. Previously, he was vice president and senior managing editor of The Associated Press. (Poynter)
  • Amy Gardner is now senior local politics editor at The Washington Post. Previously, she covered the White House there. (Washington Post)
  • Dakarai Turner is now a reporter and multimedia journalist at WMAR in Baltimore. Previously, he was a reporter at WLTX. (TV Spy)
  • Julie Shapiro is now news editor on the global continuous publishing desk at Time. Previously, she was news editor at DNAinfo.
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Scott Rothrock named chief technology officer at Politico

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Politico announced the appointment of Scott Rothrock to the position of chief technology officer Thursday.

Rothrock, formerly vice president of engineering for business intelligence company Appfluent, has also worked at The Washington Post, AOL, Cox and Verizon, according to the release:

At POLITICO, Rothrock will be integral in creating a system of integrated Web platforms to connect the core POLITICO properties to the states and European versions. He’ll also work closely with stakeholders across the company in developing innovative ways to increase the engagement of our users. Rothrock will oversee product and information system design, development and execution; engineering; project management, product design; user experience; and IT operations.

Rothrock replaces Ryan Mannion, who left Politico for the digital magazine Ozy in June.

Rothrock joins Politico in advance of the outlet’s planned April expansion into Brussels, its base of operations for a separate political news organization focused on Europe. Read more

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Career Beat: Annie Karni joins Politico

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

  • Glenn Thrush has been named chief political correspondent at Politico. Previously, he was a senior writer for Politico Magazine. Annie Karni will cover Hillary Clinton at Politico. Previously, she was a reporter at the New York Daily News. (Poynter)
  • Reza Aslan will host a series for CNN. He is a religious scholar. W. Kamau Bell will host a series for CNN. He is a comedian. (TV Newser)

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

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Glenn Thrush named chief political correspondent at Politico

Glenn Thrush has been promoted to Politico’s chief political correspondent and will take a major role in the outlet’s coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a memo sent to staff Tuesday from editor Susan Glasser.

Thrush, a senior staff writer at Politico Magazine, will immediately “begin filing news, scoops and more in the news cycle as well for us,” according to the memo. He will also be the host of “Off Message,” a podcast dedicated to offering “a smart, unvarnished take on 2016.”

Before coming to Politico, Thrush worked at Newsday and Bloomberg, according to his bio on Politico. He has covered the White House, the Sept. 11 attacks and has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, New York and the New York Observer. Read more

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Career Beat: Nathan Brown named general manager of video at HuffPost Studios

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

  • Nathan Brown is now general manager of video at HuffPost Studios. Previously, he was general manager of video and TV for Complex Media. Roy Sekoff is now president and chief creative officer of HuffPost Studios. Previously, he was president of HuffPost Live. (Email)
  • David Firestone will be managing editor of FiveThirtyEight. Previously, he was special projects editor of The New York Times editorial board. (Poynter)
  • Leon Wieseltier is now the Isaiah Berlin Senior Fellow in Culture and Policy at the Brookings Institution. Previously, he was literary editor of The New Republic. (Politico)
  • Rich Battista will be president of People and Entertainment Weekly. He is CEO of Mandalay Sports Media. (Time Inc.
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Career Beat: Randy Archibold named deputy sports editor at The New York Times

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

  • Randy Archibold will be deputy sports editor at The New York Times. Previously, he was Mexico bureau chief there. (Email)
  • Justin Green will manage social media and engagement at IJReview. Previously, he was online editor at the Washington Examiner (IJReview)
  • Andy Lack is now chairman of NBC News and MSNBC. Previously, he was CEO and director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. (Poynter)
  • Bryan Bender will be national security editor at Politico. He is a national security reporter at The Boston Globe. (Dan Kennedy)

Job of the day: Inside Higher Ed is looking for a higher education management and finance reporter. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs) Read more

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Bill O’Reilly to NYT reporter: ‘I am coming after you with everything I have’

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  1. Bill O’Reilly threatens jounalist

    In an interview with The New York Times Monday, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly warned reporter Emily Steel there could be consequences for inappropriate coverage surrounding disputed claims about his reportage of the Falklands War. “I am coming after you with everything I have,” Mr. O’Reilly said. “You can take it as a threat.” (The New York Times) | Politico's Dylan Byers followed up with Steel, who told him "the story speaks for itself." (Politico) | Here's Steel's tweet. (@emilysteel) | O'Reilly continued defending his coverage Monday and sought to end the controversy. (CNN Money) | Meanwhile, the author of a New York Times story that O'Reilly cited in his defense said the anchor "cut out an important phrase" while reading it on air.

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Politico’s plan to launch a gossip column in the gossip-saturated capital

Monday is the first day for Kate Bennett, Politico’s new gossip columnist. When Politico editor Susan Glasser announced Bennett’s hire earlier this month, she promised “a great read multiple times a week” in the mold of Diana McLellan, whose column “The Ear” was called a “must-read” in her New York Times obituary.

But how to make a gossip column stand out in a city where juicy scooplets suffuse the news reports of many outlets, from the pages of The Washington Post to the insider-focused coverage of Fishbowl DC?

For Glasser, it’s simple: The column must contain original reporting, eschewing phony grip-and-grins and cocktail parties put on primarily so journalists can record them. Rather, it should be a chronicler of Washington’s “tribal rituals,” pulling back the curtain on the the ways the capital’s power brokers interact. Read more

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Career Beat: Noam Scheiber named labor reporter at The New York Times

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

  • Noam Scheiber is now covering labor at The New York Times. Previously, he was a senior editor at The New Republic. (Politico)
  • Rachel Van Dongen will “lead a new initiative” at The Washington Post’s national desk. Previously, she was a deputy managing editor at Politico. (Poynter)
  • Claudia Wallis is now managing editor at Scientific American Mind. Previously, she was associate dean of strategic communications at Columbia University. (Mediabistro)

Job of the day: The Associated Press is looking for an immigration reporter. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs)

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Politico’s Rachel Van Dongen leaves for The Washington Post

Politico deputy managing editor Rachel Van Dongen is leaving for The Washington Post, where she’ll “lead a new initiative for the National desk,” The Washington Post announced Thursday.

Van Dongen left the Post to join Politico in 2011 as the news organization was staffing up to cover the 2012 campaign. At Politico, Van Dongen coordinated coverage for some of Washington’s biggest stories, according to the Post, including “the government shutdown, the debt ceiling wars, sequestration and other episodes of Congressional drama.”

In her previous stint at The Post, Van Dongen oversaw The Fix and Post Politics blogs, according to the announcement.

Van Dongen’s is one of several senior-level editors that have left Politico in advance of the 2016 presidential election. Deputy managing editors Laura McGann, Dianna Heitz and Gregg Birnbaum have all departed within the last eight months, followed in some cases by other Politico journalists. Read more

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