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Career Beat: Angel Rodriguez named sports editor at Los Angeles Times

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

  • Ben Reining is now deputy editor at Refinery29. Previously, he worked for NowThis News. Meredith Clark is now a news writer for Refinery29. Previously, she covered women’s rights and activist movements for MSNBC. Christina Bonnington is now technology editor at Refinery29. Previously, she was a staff writer at Wired Digital. (Capital New York)
  • Bianca Consunji will be director of video at Bustle. She is a video producer at Mashable. (@biancaconsunji)
  • Angel Rodriguez is now sports editor at the Los Angeles Times. Previously, he was deputy editor for mobile innovation at The Washington Post. (Email)
  • Sierra Jiminez is now senior video producer at Mashable. Previously, she was at Fortune magazine. (@MashableHQ)

Job of the day: The Boston Globe is looking for a features writer. Read more

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Poynter, ONA announce participants in digital leadership academy

The Online News Association and The Poynter Institute Tuesday announced the names of 25 women selected for the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, an initiative that will provide leadership training for women from news organizations throughout the United States.

The participants, who were selected from a pool of nearly 500 applicants, will visit Poynter in mid-April for free training designed to enable them to grow as leaders. The classes are designed to be an open forum for discussion and networking and will allow participants to leave with a “built-in support system,” according to a release from Poynter.

“This was an amazing and intense process,” said Kelly McBride, Poynter’s vice president of academic programs. “Amazing because we discovered so many journalists doing incredible work. Read more

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Career Beat: Lisa Arbetter named editor of StyleWatch

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

  • Lisa Arbetter will be editor of StyleWatch. Previously, she was deputy editor of InStyle. (Time Inc.)
  • Jill Geisler has been named Loyola University’s Bill Plante Chair of Leadership and Media Integrity. She was a faculty member at Poynter for 16 years. (Poynter)
  • Anna Dickson will be deputy director of photography at The Wall Street Journal. Previously, she was photography director at The Huffington Post. (Mediabistro)
  • Eliot Pierce is now chief product officer at The New Republic. Previously, he was a consultant. (Poynter)

Job of the day: The Tampa Bay Times is looking for a general assignment reporter. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs)

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Career Beat: Juliet Lapidos named op-ed page editor at the Los Angeles Times

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

  • Juliet Lapidos will be the op-ed page editor of the Los Angeles Times. She’s currently a staff editor at The New York Times. (Email)
  • Luz Maria Doria will be a contributor to Siempre Mujer. She is vice president and executive producer of Univision’s Despierta America. Irma Martinez will be a contributor to Siempre Mujer. She is a celebrity stylist. Luz Avila-Kyncl will be a contributor to Siempre Mujer. She is a nutrition coach. (Email)
  • James Warren will be chief media correspondent at Poynter. He is Washington bureau chief for the New York Daily News. (Poynter)
  • Remy Stern is now chief digital officer at The New York Post. Previously, he was digital managing editor there.
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James Warren will be Poynter’s chief media correspondent

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James Warren (New York Daily News photo)

James Warren will join Poynter’s digital team as chief media correspondent starting in April. Warren is currently the Washington bureau chief for the New York Daily News and a former managing editor and Washington bureau chief of the Chicago Tribune.

Warren was also a media columnist for the Tribune and a television analyst on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN and Al Jazeera America.

“Jim Warren will add personality and perspective to our already outstanding digital team,” said Poynter President Tim Franklin. “He brings with him a reporting background and contacts in three of the nation’s largest media markets — Washington, Chicago and New York — and he’s worked across media platforms in print, television and digital. Jim is someone who understands how the media business works, and he has the ability to bring original, unique insight to our coverage of the industry.”

In his new role, Warren will be the lead media news reporter for Poynter covering breaking news and writing in-depth stories on major issues. Read more

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You can now apply for the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

Applications are now open for the Online News Association-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, which will take place on April 12 to April 17 at Poynter in St. Petersburg, Florida. The academy is tuition-free, and 25 women will be chosen.

Teaching at the academy will be Facebook’s Liz Heron, S. Mitra Kalita of Quartz, Google News Lab’s Olivia Ma and Poynter’s Kelly McBride.

Here’s the application.

“I wish I had a program like this available to me early in my career,” said McBride in a press release. “It’s about time that we did something to address to documented barriers women face as they try to climb to the highest levels of leadership in media companies.”

From the press release:

Individual workshops will explore effective management styles, understanding journalism business models, navigating newsroom and digital culture, staying on top of technology trends, building entrepreneurial and collaborative teams, managing across differences, and coaching critical thinking.

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Why NPR didn’t publish the Charlie Hebdo cartoons

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NPR decided not to publish controversial cartoons from satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo because “posting just a few of the cover images” of the Prophet Muhammad “could be misleading,” standards editor Mark Memmott wrote Monday.

Publishing a few magazine covers, Memmott writes, might give readers the impression the magazine is “only a bit edgier” than similar publications. But a more thorough examination of the cartoons would violate “most news organizations’ standards regarding offensive material.”

At NPR, the policy on “potentially offensive language” applies to the images posted online as well. It begins by stating that “as a responsible broadcaster, NPR has always set a high bar on use of language that may be offensive to our audience.

In the aftermath of the shooting at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, news organizations have been divided over whether to publish cartoons from the magazines depicting Muhammad, whose likeness is sacrosanct among Muslims. Read more

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4 factors the media should consider when predicting presidential success

Edwards speaks to the assembled crowd in the Barnes Auditorium at The Poynter Institute. (Credit: Tom Cowthon)

Edwards speaks to the assembled crowd in the Barnes Auditorium at The Poynter Institute. (Credit: Tom Cowthon)

After Barack Obama’s 2008 election, some politicos surmised that America’s new president began his term with the clout to effect major change.

With a new kind of campaign that harnessed the power of the social Web and rhetoric espousing the twin virtues of hope and change, they said he had an opportunity to rouse the public and persuade Congress to enact legislative reform.

George Edwards, a professor of political science at Texas A&M, disagreed. In fact, as he told a crowd gathered at The Poynter Institute Wednesday night, pundits who predicted that Obama would be successful in rallying the public and generating bipartisan support from Congress were ignoring facts that hamstrung the presidency as soon as it began. Read more

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Career Beat: Daniel Norselli named president and publisher of the Springfield News-Leader

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

  • Daniel Norselli is now president and publisher of the Springfield (Missouri) News-Leader and The Baxter Bulletin. Previously, he was senior digital sales director for the Democrat and Chronicle Media Group. (Gannett)
  • Katie Hawkins-Gaar will be Poynter’s digital innovation faculty member. She is editor of CNN’s iReport. (Poynter)
  • Jenna Wortham is now a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. Previously, she was a columnist on the business desk. (New York Times)
  • Jessica Lustig will be deputy editor at The New York Times Magazine. Previously, she was a staff editor there. (Poynter)
  • Ethan Bronner will be managing editor for international government at Bloomberg News. Previously, he was deputy national editor at The New York Times.
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Career Beat: Xana Antunes named editor of new initiatives at Quartz

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

  • Xana Antunes is now editor of new initiatives at Quartz. Previously, she was editor and vice president of CNBC Digital. (Capital)
  • Dan Steinberg will be sports columnist at The Washington Post. He founded the D.C. Sports Bog there. (Washington Post)
  • Ann Marie Lipinski is now a member of Poynter’s board of trustees. She is the curator of the Nieman Foundation. Rob King will be chairman of Poynter’s National Advisory Board. He is a senior vice president at ESPN. (Poynter)
  • Jill Waage is now executive editor at Better Homes and Gardens. Previously, she was editorial director for home there. (Email)
  • Mark Neerman is now news director at KSNV in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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