Top POLITICO talent to exit amid company shakeup

Top talent at POLITICO — including co-founder and CEO Jim VandeHei, Playbook founder Mike Allen, Chief Operating Officer Kim Kingsley and Executive Vice President of Expansion Danielle Jones — are departing the political news organization later this year, POLITICO publisher Robert Allbritton announced in a memo Thursday. John Harris, POLITICO's other co-founder, will become publisher and retain his editor in chief title, … Read More

'MY BAD!' Mike Allen issues mea culpa for proposed softball interview with Chelsea Clinton

POLITICO | Gawker Mike Allen, POLITICO's chief White House correspondent, this morning issued an apology for floating the possibility of a "no surprises" interview with Chelsea Clinton in 2013 during an email exchange with Clinton confidant Philippe Reines. The apology follows a report from Gawker's J.K. Trotter published last week disclosing that Allen offered to agree … Read More

Here are 81 journalism internships and fellowships for application season

For most journalism students, the biggest step toward finding employment isn't passing the final. It isn't acing midterms, turning in homework or even meeting deadlines at the college paper. The most critical period in journalism school is the three-month window stretching from September to November informally known as internship application season. Getting professional experience and making contacts through an internship … Read More

Donald Trump launches two-tweet tirade against POLITICO

POLITICO found itself in the crosshairs of Donald Trump on Wednesday, as the perennial media critic and presidential candidate railed against the Rosslyn-based political news outlet. Trump dashed off a two-tweet attack that called POLITICO journalists "clowns" who are "totally dishonest." I wonder why somebody doesn't do something about the clowns @politico and their totally … Read More

Politico confirms Mike Elk is no longer with the company

Politico finally commented on the employment status of labor reporter and union advocate Mike Elk today, confirming that he is no longer employed there. In a statement, Politico said Elk's departure was unrelated to his drive to unionize the Arlington-based political news outlet. Mike Elk no longer works at POLITICO. As a long-standing company policy, we do not and will … Read More

First Look Media and Glenn Greenwald contribute to Chelsea Manning's legal defense fund

First Look Media | The Intercept | Politico First Look Media, the news organization established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, announced Wednesday a matching fund campaign dedicated to the legal defense of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted in August 2013 after leaking U.S. government documents to Wikileaks. Through the initiative, First Look Media's Press … Read More

Inside the upcoming life sciences newsroom from Boston Globe Media

Shortly after Rick Berke resigned from his post as executive editor of Politico in September, he was contacted by Boston Globe Media, which made him a compelling offer: Did he want to build a newsroom from the ground up? "How often do you have an opportunity to pursue important, high-end journalism as well as create a new publication, … Read More

Career Beat: Javier Zarracina is graphics editor at Vox

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Alexandra Manzano is now deputy social media editor for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she was social media editor at The Oregonian. (@AliManzano) Javier Zarracina is now graphics editor at Vox. Previously, he was graphics and data editor at the Los Angeles Times. (Email) Raúl Martinez is now … Read More

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 … Read More

Scott Rothrock named chief technology officer at Politico

Politico 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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More