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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 … Read More
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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
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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 … Read More
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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 … Read More
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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 … Read More
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