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Career Beat: Lenika Cruz named associate editor at The Atlantic

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

  • David Cohn is now executive producer at AJ+. Previously, he was chief content officer at Circa. (Dave Cohn)
  • Lenika Cruz has been named associate editor at The Atlantic. Previously, she was a contributing editor at Circa. Grace White will be a reporter at CBS Houston. Previously, she was a reporter and anchor at Fox 29 San Antonio. (Muck Rack)
  • Rick Daniels has been named publisher at The Hartford (Connecticut) Courant. Previously, he was chief operating officer of GoLocal24. Nancy Meyer has been named publisher and CEO of Orlando Sentinel Media Group. Previously, she was publisher of the Courant. (Poynter)
  • Dana Hahn has been named news director for KTVU in San Francisco. Previously, she was news director for WTTG in Washington, D.C. Sara Suarez has been named news director for WFDC in Washington, D.C. Previously, she was news director for WUNI in Boston. Matt King has been named news director for WCNC in Charlotte, North Carolina. Previously, he was assistant news director at WXIA in Atlanta. Jeff Mulligan has been named news director for WMBD/WYZZ in Peoria, Illinois. Previously, he was assistant news director for WISH in Indianapolis. Lee Rosenthal has been named news director at WFXT in Boston. Previously, he was news director at KTVU. Rick Moll has been named news director at WSLS in Roanoke, Virginia. Previously, he was news director for WMBD/WYZZ in Peoria, Illinois. Brian Nemitz has been named assistant news director at WLOS in Asheville, North Carolina. Previously, he was a nightside executive producer at WTVJ in Miami. Martha Jennings has been named assistant news director at WBIR in Knoxville, Tennessee. Previously, she was nightside executive producer at WFLA in Tampa, Flordia. Troy Conhain has been named nightside executive producer at KOLD in Tucson, Arizona. Previously, he was morning executive producer at KPHO in Phoenix, Arizona. (Rick Gevers)

Job of the day The Hill is looking for a campaign reporter. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs)

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Alexis Madrigal joins Fusion

The New York Times deputy editor Alexis Madrigal will join the Fusion network, as “Silicon Valley bureau chief and the anchor of a television show,” Ravi Somaiya writes for The New York Times.

Mr. Madrigal, 32, will start Nov. 3, he said in an interview on Tuesday, and will cover technology and broader issues “across television, live events and digital,” he said.

Madrigal’s “curiosity, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit make him a natural fit for us as we build Fusion into a next-generation media company that serves a young, diverse, connected millennial generation,” Fusion CEO Isaac Lee wrote in a memo to staff, which is below.

Hola Fusion,

I am pleased to announce that Alexis Madrigal is joining Fusion from The Atlantic to be our Silicon Valley Bureau Chief.

Increasingly, we live in a world in which major changes — intellectual, social, political — are channeled through and shaped by the technologies we use. As the leader of our technology coverage across platforms, Alexis will bring his distinctive voice and sharp insight to this evolving landscape. His team will be uniquely focused on the trends shaping the future — from robots to pandemics, they’ll explore how factors including technology, demographics, and science are converging to shape the world ahead.

Alexis is known for exploring the ideas and technologies that animate the Bay Area’s innovation ecosystem. From self-driving cars and alternative energy to artificial intelligence, his work changes the way that we think about our brains, the devices in our pockets, and some of the most powerful companies in the world.

Over the next few months Alexis will lead our efforts to create and expand Fusion’s editorial footprint in the Bay Area. He’ll work with the digital team, create a flagship event in San Francisco, and executive produce and host a new show that will help us understand what living in the future might actually be like.

Alexis has established himself as an influential thinker with his reporting and essays on the mechanics of the Internet, new scientific discoveries, and robots. He comes to us from The Atlantic, where he was senior editor and deputy editor of You may also hear his technology essays on Fresh Air. And before that, he helped build Wired’s science coverage. He is also the author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology and a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley’s Office for the History of Science and Technology.

Alexis’ curiosity, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit make him a natural fit for us as we build Fusion into a next-generation media company that serves a young, diverse, connected millennial generation.

Please join me in welcoming Alexis (@AlexisMadrigal) to Fusion.


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Atlantic contributor: Atlantic article was ‘fatally flawed’

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An Atlantic longread that offers a behind-the-bars glimpse of prison gangs has taken criticism from Atlantic contributor Andrew Cohen, who has called the article “misleading,” “facile” and “fatally flawed.”

The article, written by contributing editor Graeme Wood, is a 5,000-word takeout explaining how convicts in California prisons consolidate power within highly organized gangs. In doing so, Wood combines the work of researcher David Skarbek with scenes from California’s Pelican Bay State Prison to portray a system fraught with hierarchical intricacies.

Cohen, who is also commentary editor at The Marshall Project, takes issue with what he perceives to be shallow reporting, upbraiding Wood for failing to add context in the form of “policies and practices, not to mention court orders, shape the ways gang members are identified, treated, aided, and disciplined in that prison”:

It’s an attempt to write about them without using the terms “solitary confinement” or “mental-health treatment,” or any reference to ongoing federal class-action litigation over anti-gang actions in that prison. In other words, it’s an attempt to write about prison gangs without some of the most important context you need really to understand them and the reality that shapes them.

But Wood told Poynter in a telephone interview that his narrow focus was deliberate — he chose not to write about solitary confinement partially because so much good work has already been done on the subject and he wanted to break new ground.

“The piece that I actually wrote was asking what role prison gangs have in the governance of California prisons,” Wood said.

Wood also rebuffed Cohen’s claim that his description of solitary confinement as “monastic” and sepulchral” glossed over harsh realities, defending his characterizations as both accurate and suitably horrifying.

“To me it was one step away from injecting people with drugs so they were in a coma for the rest of their lives,” he said.

Wood’s article was also the focus of a Mother Jones critique in late September. The headline is self-explanatory: “How Can The Atlantic Give Us 5,000 Words on Prison Life Without Interviewing Prisoners?” Here’s a snippet:

It’s hard to know where that impression came from because, in his story on prison gangs, Wood doesn’t interview prisoners. Well, that’s not completely true. He does go to the doors of several inmates’ cells—with prison staff—to ask them about prison gangs, then tells us breathlessly that almost no one would talk to him. Wood travels to England to interview a scholar on prison gangs, but there is no indication that he attempted to conduct a single serious interview with a prisoner.

Wood agrees that the article would have been better had he gotten quotes from an inmate who was willing to talk about the structure and heirarchy of gangs, but said he couldn’t persuade any gang members to talk to him about their organization’s inner workings.

“If there are prisoners out there who are willing to describe in detail how the Mexican Mafia works or the Nuestra Familia works, I would be delighted to talk to them,” Wood said.

It’s not uncommon for The Atlantic to feature contrasting viewpoints on the same topic, said Anna Bross, senior director of communications at The Atlantic.

“The Atlantic has a long history of encouraging discussion and debate among our writers; this is no exception,” she said.

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Career Beat: Major masthead shakeup at The New York Times

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

  • Susan Chira is now a deputy executive editor at The New York Times. Previously, she was an assistant managing editor there. Janet Elder is now a deputy executive editor at The New York Times. Previously, she was a deputy managing editor there. Matt Purdy is now a deputy executive editor at The New York Times. He was an assistant managing editor there. Ian Fisher is now a deputy executive editor at The New York Times. Previously, he was an assistant managing editor there. Steve Duenes is now an assistant editor at the New York Times. Previously, he was graphics director there. Clifford Levy is an associate editor at the New York Times. He is the head of NYT Now. Alexandra MacCallum is now an assistant editor at The New York Times. Previously, she was an assistant managing editor there. Tom Bodkin is now creative director at The New York Times. Previously, he was a deputy managing editor there. Joe Kahn will be assistant editor for international at The New York Times. Previously, he was foreign editor there. (The New York Times)
  • Bill Mulvihill is now associate publisher at The Atlantic. Previously, he was national advertising director for Vanity Fair. (Email)
  • Roxanna Sherwood is now executive producer of “Nightline.” Previously, she was a senior producer on “20/20.” (TV Newser)

Job of the day:The Charleston Daily Mail is looking for a statehouse reporter. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs)

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Los Angeles Register

As L.A. Register closes, owner offers another definition of failure

mediawiremorningGood morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. Los Angeles Register closes: O.C. Register owner Aaron Kushner immediately ceases publication of the newspaper, which launched in April. “Pundits and local competitors who have closely followed our entry into Los Angeles will be quick to criticize our decision to launch a new newspaper and they will say that we failed,” a memo says. “We believe, the true definition of failure is not taking bold steps toward growth.” (LAT) | That notable bit of Kushner-speak has echoes in this amazing quote from him following buyouts in June: “Everyone says our strategy has failed. Perhaps they should be saying that our strategy has not succeeded?” (OC Weekly) | Another quote! Kushner on the the L.A. Register’s launch: “Only in the newspaper business would someone criticize a business for opening in a market of 10 million people with a great quality product.” (Los Angeles Register) | Justin Ellis called this one yesterday. (Nieman)
  2. NYT debuts “Watching” feature on homepage: A feed on its desktop and mobile homepages “offers a tailored feed of the news of the moment, such as early outlines of developing stories on and curation of the most newsworthy and trusted reporting from around the web. It also features tweets from Times reporters and others, as well as photos and YouTube videos.” The content “follows the same standards of The Times’s news report. For example, its editors will indicate when a story is developing or when specific news that is being reported is still being verified by The Times newsroom.” (NYT Co.)
  3. Atlantic Media shuts down The Wire: The publication’s staff will be integrated into The Atlantic’s, J.K. Trotter reports. (Gawker) | “Former Gawker editor in chief Gabriel Snyder was hired in 2011 to run the site, which he did until he left at the beginning of the year. In June, news editor Dashiell Bennett was named The Wire’s editor in chief. Most of the current staff, including Mr. Bennett, will run’s news coverage.” (New York Observer) | “Atlantic Media plans to retain The Wire’s homepage and social media feeds, which will be used to highlight news stories.” (Capital) | “The Wire shutting down should serve as a reminder what a remarkable story of staying power Gawker Media is.” (@jbenton)
  4. Tribune Media Co. prepares for to join stock exchange: The now-newspaperless entity files plans to become fully publicly traded. Besides its broadcast holdings, Tribune Media’s real estate division owns 80 properties; its biggest tenant is Tribune Publishing. (Chicago Tribune) | Tribune Media CEO Peter Liguori made $8.8 million last year. Plus: Paydays for other execs. (Robert Feder)
  5. Alessandra Stanley didn’t think readers would take her seriously: “I didn’t think Times readers would take the opening sentence literally because I so often write arch, provocative ledes that are then undercut or mitigated by the paragraphs that follow,” the NYT critic tells Public Editor Margaret Sullivan about an article that is driving lots of people bonkers. Sullivan: “The Times has significant diversity among its high-ranking editors and prominent writers, but it’s troubling that with 20 critics, not one is black and only two are persons of color.” (NYT) | “If all your readers are somehow ‘missing the point,’ then the problem is you and your writing, not us.” (Jezebel) | “Why write a lede at all if your goal in the body of the piece is to undercut it?” (WP)
  6. Ferguson Fergs onward: The city of Ferguson, Missouri, alerted reporters to plans for town hall meetings, then banned reporters from the meetings (saying that was Justice Department policy), then canceled one “to simplify things for residents.” (WP) | “Dena Iverson, a Justice Department spokeswoman, did not respond to an email on Saturday, asking about whether the department would be checking ID’s at the door.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
  7. Queens publisher disputes cops’ entertaining account of her arrest: Forum publisher Patricia Adams “was arrested Thursday after an altercation with her neighbor led her to drive her car into a tree on his lawn,” Eli Rosenberg reports. Police say she told them, “Do you know who the f— I am? I run The Forum, I’m going to have your job. F— you.” Adams told Rosenberg she’s “not a thug,” never drove on her neighbor’s lawn and will “beware not to believe everything I read in a criminal complaint.” She plans to write about the incident. (NYDN)
  8. Geezers found geezing: Cory Blair profiles Baltimore’s Aging Newspapermen’s Club, whose members gather weekly. “‘Are you writing obituaries?’ asks the gentleman sitting across from me. ‘If so, you’re a few weeks early.’” (AJR)
  9. Front page of the day, selected by Kristen Hare: The Tampa Tribune references the White House’s fence troubles as it trumpets news of bombings in Syria.


  10. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin: Adam Sachs is now editor-in-chief of Saveur. He is currently editorial director of TastingTable. (New York Times) | Will Lee is now editor of Previously, he was vice president for digital content for The Hollywood Reporter. (The New York Times) | Jane Armstrong is now editor-in-chief at The Tyee. She was a reporter and editor at OpenFile. (The Tyee) | Randy Gyllenhaall is a reporter at WCAU in Philadelphia. Previously, he was a reporter at WPBF in South Florida. Mitch Blacher will be an investigative reporter at WCAU. Previously, he was an investigative reporter at KGTV in San Diego. (TV Spy) | Job of the Day: The San Antonio Express-News is looking for a sports editor. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs) | Send Ben your job moves:

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NPR’s head of programming to retire


Ellen McDonnell, NPR’s executive editor for news programming, will retire at the end of the year, Eyder Peralta reported for the network today.

McDonnell had been at the network for nearly 35 years and was “a part of NPR’s DNA,” NPR Chief Content Officer Kinsey Wilson said in an internal memo quoted in Peralta’s story:

“She has touched and transformed nearly every aspect of NPR News, her creativity and zeal surpassed only by her generosity of spirit. When you describe Ellen the words you hear over and over are transparent and authentic. She is the real deal.”

In July, NPR’s senior vice president for news, Margaret Low Smith, left the network to join the Atlantic as president of the company’s events division. NPR got a new president and CEO in Jarl Mohn in May. Mohn was chairman of Southern California Public Radio. Read more

Hand reaching from the grave

How your byline could outlive you

mediawiremorningGood morning. September. Media stories. Let’s do this.

  1. Facebook may not be publishers’ friend: Editorial decisions are increasingly replaced by Facebook’s opaque algorithm, Emily Bell writes: “Accountability is not part of Silicon Valley’s culture. But surely as news moves beyond paper and publisher, it must become so.” (The Guardian) | Related: “Get ready to see a new set of Facebook publishers who see big and mysterious traffic boosts in the near future, as Facebook rolls out its autoplaying video.” (Re/code)
  2. Who will run Condé after Si? At some point Si Newhouse will no longer run the company. Soon-to-be-former Fairchild honcho Gina Sanders is someone to watch, Joe Pompeo writes. (Capital)
  3. What you need to know about this Jennifer Lawrence nude-pictures thing: The FBI is investigating how naked photos of several celebrities ended up online. (AP) | Gabrielle Bluestone‘s primer on the mess. (Gawker) | More photos began circulating Monday. (BuzzFeed) | David Kushner‘s exquisitely timed profile of Anonymous. (The New Yorker)
  4. Mental Floss finds success with video listicles: The publication’s John Green-hosted videos, which have names like “48 Names for Things You Didn’t Know Had Names,” were “each viewed an average of about 921,000 times,” Christine Haughney reports. Those videos “account for about 12 percent of the magazine’s advertising revenue and 5 percent of the company’s overall revenues, which includes circulation and e-commerce.” (NYT) | From February: “Mental Floss a big winner after Facebook’s mysterious ‘high quality’ algorithm change” (Poynter)
  5. Death of print may not arrive on schedule: “I do think that someday print will not be around, but I’ll have to say that it’s much farther into the future than many of us were talking about four years ago,” Atlantic muckety-muck Bob Cohn tells Samir Husni. (Mr. Magazine)
  6. Lessons from being The Guardian’s women’s editor: “No longer can I enter a room, watch TV or simply take part in a conversation without thinking, ‘What about the women?’” Jane Martinson writes. (The Guardian) | She’s leaving the role to oversee The Guardian’s media coverage. (The Guardian)
  7. CNN remembers Sarmad Qaseera: The photojournalist died Monday. He was 42. (CNN)
  8. How a dead reporter’s name can end up on a New York Times obit: When subjects of advance-written obituaries outlive their author, “if the byline is celebrated enough — and the writing too good to consign to the dustbin — our editors may decide to publish the obit, as if from beyond the grave, once its subject has joined its author,” Margalit Fox writes. “The result is a vivid journalistic status symbol the author will never see.” (NYT) | Sort-of related: How the Times put together Anthony Shadid’s obituary. (Poynter)
  9. How NYT covered Arthur Sulzberger Jr.’s wedding: The publisher’s wedding to Gabrielle Elise Greene received “no major notice in the Times Sunday styles wedding pages, garnering the same announcement as anyone else.” (Strupp Blog)
  10. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin: Shekhar Gupta is now editorial adviser for India Today Group. Previously, he was editor-in-chief there. ( | David Muir is now the anchor and managing editor of “World News Tonight.” Previously, he was a fill-in anchor for Diane Sawyer (ABC News) | Rona Fairhead has been chosen to chair the BBC Trust. Previously, she was CEO of the Financial Times Group. (The Guardian) | Chelsea Clinton is leaving NBC News. Previously, she was a special correspondent there. (Chelsea Clinton) | Lesley Visser, Amy Trask, Tracy Wolfson, Dana Jacobson and Allie LaForce will be panelists on “We Need to Talk.” Visser is a reporter for “The NFL Today.” LaForce is a sideline reporter for CBS. Trask is the former CEO of the Oakland Raiders. Wolfson is a sports reporter for CBS. Jacobson is a host for CBS Sports Network. (CBS Sports) | Job of the Day: Chalkbeat is looking for a staff reporter. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs) | Send Ben your job moves:

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3 ways to prevent your apology from becoming the story

On Wednesday, The Atlantic’s David Frum apologized after accusing The New York Times and other news organizations of faking photos at a Gaza hospital. And then he kept talking. So now we have more stories.

Here are three tips on how to apologize so that your apology doesn’t become the story. Study them, and you may be able to shut down some bad press.

1. Do it. Then hush.

In 2012, Poynter’s Andrew Beaujon wrote “How journalists bungle apologies: They keep talking.”

Here is how you apologize: “I’m sorry.” Maybe “We’re sorry.” If your apology includes the words “if,” “but,” or especially “however” it is not an apology. It’s a justification, which is not the same thing.

I’m adding “also” to the list.

Frum started this on Twitter. If he had ended it there, instead of writing a piece for The Atlantic, it would have looked like this (without the link):

2. Include the right stuff in your apology:

In November, Poynter’s Al Tompkins broke down all the kind of apologies we witnessed in 2013. He also included ingredients for how to do it right. They are:

– Act like you mean it
– Promise it won’t happen again
– Explain how you will fix things
– Stop making the same mistakes

3. If you can’t stop talking, for heaven’s sake, don’t include links to fringe websites to back you up.

On Thursday, Adam Weinstein wrote about Frum’s apology for Gawker and took a look at the site Frum cites when explaining why he’s skeptical in the first place.

That link in Atlantic senior editor David Frum’s post leads to a most fascinating website, It’s fascinating because even Wikipedia’s editors call Zombietime “a fringe self-published website,” adding that it “is not a reliable source and should not be used as a reference for anything on Wikipedia except its own article. This includes both text and images.”

As evidence, the Wikipedia critics point out that Zombietime concocted a pro-Israel conspiracy theory about 2006 photos from the Mideast conflict—a theory that hoaxed an Australian foreign minister in much the same way Frum was hooked in last week.

Here are a couple other reactions to Frum’s apology:

Erik Wemple: “It’s precious that in a post about his credulity, Frum would credit himself with skepticism. That’s precisely what he didn’t exercise here.” (The Washington Post)

– From BagNews, which reported on the story earlier this week:

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NYT acknowledges Carol Vogel lifted from Wikipedia

mediawiremorningGood morning. 10-ish, anyone?

  1. NYT acknowledges Carol Vogel lifted from Wikipedia: Part of a July 25 column “used specific language and details from a Wikipedia article without attribution; it should not have been published in that form,” a grisly editor’s note reads. (NYT) | Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy told Ravi Somaiya “editors have dealt with Carol on the issue.” (NYT) | “It seems to me that there can be little dispute about the claim,” Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan wrote Wednesday. “Anyone can see the similarity.” (NYT)
  2. E.W. Scripps Co. and Journal Communications will combine broadcast properties, spin off newspapers: The companies “are so similar and share the deep commitment to public service through enterprise journalism,” Scripps Chairman Richard A. Boehne says. Among the newspapers in the new company, named Journal Media Group: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The (Memphis, Tennessee) Commercial Appeal (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) | “The complicated transaction is the latest move by media companies to focus on either television or print operations, with nearly all choosing to leave behind the slower-growing print business.” (NYT) | Al Tompkins: Scripps “is well positioned to cash in on mid-term political spending with stations in hotly contested political grounds of Ohio and Florida.” (Poynter) | “This deal looks much better for print spinoff than the Tribune deal. No debt or pension obligation. That is huge.” (@dlboardman)
  3. News Corp may bring back something like The Daily: It’s “working on an app-based news service aimed at ‘millennial’ readers” that would “would blend original reporting with repurposed content from News Corp properties such as the Wall Street Journal,” Matthew Garrahan reports. (FT) | Earlier this month, News Corp VP of product Kareem Amin talked about a project in development: “Our users are getting older and our products don’t have as much reach into the younger generation, and we would like to reach them on mobile devices,” Craig Silverman reports he said. (API) | #TBT: Jeff Sonderman on lessons from The Daily’s demise (Poynter)
  4. David Frum apologizes: Images from Gaza he questioned “do appear authentic, and I should not have cast doubt on them.” (The Atlantic) | “Atlantic spokesperson Anna Bross says Frum isn’t facing any repercussions from the company.” (Poynter) | “Frum showed how utterly inclined he is to believe and recirculate a claim of Palestinian photo fakery. Journalists guard against their biases by checking their reporting before publishing it.” (The Washington Post)
  5. Is Vocativ for real? The company, which says it plumbs the “deep web” for stories, has a deal to provide video to MSNBC and is about to announce a series on Showtime. But many who’ve used its vaunted software, Johana Bhuiyan reports, describe “a milieu in which they and other employees continually misled the company’s leadership about the usefulness of the software in their reporting, writing and video work.” Also worth noting: One exec tells Bhuiyan the company paid George Takei “under-the-counter” to tweet stories. (Capital) | #TBT: This is Bhuiyan’s last story for Capital; she’s moving over to BuzzFeed. Earlier this month, she gave advice to media reporters: “Turn your computer off once in a while.” (Poynter)
  6. Where did Plain Dealer journalists land? A year ago today, the paper cut about a third of its newsroom. Where are they now? There “aren’t a lot of of jobs that are cooler than being a reporter,” John Horton, who now works in media relations at Cuyahoga Community College, said. “I mean, that’s what Superman was.” (Poynter)
  7. Why Twitter’s diversity statistics matter: The company is 70 percent male and 59 percent white. That’s “a problem because white men unconsciously build products for white men – products that subtly discourage anyone else from using them,” Jess Zimmerman writes. (The Guardian) | Related: How would Twitter users react if it offered a moderated, Facebook-style feed? (Gigaom)
  8. Thomson Reuters releases second-quarter results: Revenue at the news division was down 1 percent from the same period last year. (Thomson Reuters) | The company’s cost-cutting program helped swing it to a profit, even as net income “was little changed.” (Bloomberg News)
  9. Here is a picture of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in the Washington Post newsroom: “Very, very cool moment.” (‏@JoshWhiteTWP) | Related: Jeremy Barr asks Post Executive Editor Marty Baron whether “that traditional path” to the Post, through small papers, is still the way in. Baron: “I would say that that model passed a long time ago.” (Capital)
  10. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin: Margery Eagan will be a spirituality columnist for Crux, The Boston Globe’s Catholicism vertical. Previously, she was a columnist for The Boston Herald. Lauren Shea is now a project director at The Boston Globe. Formerly, she was a senior digital producer at Arnold Worldwide. Corey Gottlieb and Angus Durocher will be executive directors of digital strategy and operations for and The Globe’s online marketplace. Formerly, Gottlieb was a senior manager of product development at Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Durocher was a lead engineer at YouTube. Adam Vaccaro, formerly a writer at Inc. Magazine, has joined The Globe as a staff writer, along with Sara Morrison and Eric Levenson, both from The Atlantic Wire. Laura Amico, the creator of Homicide Watch, has also joined The Globe as news editor in charge of multimedia and data projects. ( | Lindsay Zoladz will be pop music critic for New York magazine. She’s currently an associate editor at Pitchfork. (@lindsayzoladz) | Eva Rodriguez will be a senior editor at Politico Magazine. Formerly, she was an editorial writer at The Washington Post. (@DylanByers) | Job of the day: Oregon Public Broadcasting is looking for an assignment editor! Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs) | Send Ben your job moves:

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Fareed Zakaria to join Atlantic Media as contributing editor

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Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” will join The Atlantic and Quartz as a contributing editor beginning in September, Atlantic Media announced today in a press release.

Zakaria will cover “pressing world matters and culture”, and his work will appear both in the magazine and on, according to Atlantic Media:

“As part of this new relationship, he will write for The Atlantic as well as participate in events for both AtlanticLIVE and Quartz, Atlantic Media’s global business news brand. His first outing will be with Quartz’s flagship The Next Billion: A Connected World Conference in New York in November.”

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