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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. Kirsten Salyer is now deputy ideas editor at Time. Previously, she worked at Bloomberg View. Dana Lacey is now partnerships editor at Time. Previously, she worked for ScribbleLive. Eliza Berman is now associate editor at Time. Previously, she wrote for Slate. Tyler Borchers is now audience engagement editor at Time. Previously, he was associate audience engagement editor there. Miles Kohrman is now a homepage editor at Time. Previously, he was an editorial assistant at Fast Company. Dan Stewart is now continuous news editor at Time. Previously, he was a senior editor at The Week. Alex Fitzpatrick is now deputy technology editor at Time. Previously, he was homepage director there. Jack Dickey is now a staff writer at Time. Previously, he wrote for Time and Sports Illustrated. Andrew Katz is now a news editor at Time. Previously, he was homepage editor there. Sarah Begley is now a Web reporter at Time. Previously, she was a digital operations editor there. (Email)

Job of the day: The (Memphis, Tennessee) Commercial Appeal is looking for a team editor. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs)

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Career beat: Cheryl Fair named general manager at KABC

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

  • Cheryl Fair is now general manager at KABC in Los Angeles. Previously, she was news director there. (Rick Gevers)
  • Jorg Stratmann is now associate publisher at Time. Previously, he was Time’s executive sales director for the northeast. (Email)
  • Maura Egan is now editor-at-large at Travel + Leisure. She has worked for T Magazine, Yahoo, Refinery29 and The Huffington Post. Amy Schellenbaum will be digital editor for Travel + Leisure. Previously, she ran Curbed’s national site. Flora Stubbs will be articles editor at Travel + Leisure. Previously, she was a founder of Condé Nast Traveller. Thessaly LaForce will be senior editor at Travel + Leisure. Previously, she was editor of New York magazine’s SEEN. Sean Flynn will be a Web producer at Travel + Leisure. Previously, he was a freelance digital producer there.
  • Jim Windolf is now men’s style editor at The New York Times. Previously, he helped launch M. (The New York Times)

Job of the Day: Vulture is looking for an editorial director. Get your résumés in! (New York) Read more

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Career Beat: Natasha Vargas-Cooper joins Jezebel

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

  • Natasha Vargas-Cooper will be a senior reporter at Jezebel. Previously, she was a staff writer at The Intercept. (Capital)
  • Meredith Long will be publisher of Time magazine. Previously, she was executive director of West Coast operations. (Poynter)
  • Howard Fineman will be Global Editorial Director at The Huffington Post. Previously, he was an editorial director there. (Poynter)
  • Brian Barrett will launch a site with The Awl. Previously, he was editor of Gizmodo. (@brbarrett)
  • Annalee Newitz will run a new tech site at Gawker Media. She is the editor of i09. (Gigaom)
  • José Guzmán will be News Operations Manager at KDEN in Denver. Previously, he was a photographer there. (Media Moves)
  • Stuart A. Thompson will be interim head of interactives for the Wall Street Journal. Previously, he was senior interactive graphics editor there. (@stuartathompson)

Job of the day: The Ventura County Star is looking for a multimedia journalist. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs)

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Meredith Long will be publisher of Time magazine

Time Inc. Thursday named Meredith Long publisher of Time magazine, responsible for supervising sales and marketing operations.

Long, 38, began her 12-year career at Time as an account manager and has worked in the magazine’s offices in Washington D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco, according to a release announcing her hire. In February 2013, she was promoted to her most recent position, executive director of West Coast operations.

Here’s the release:

MEREDITH LONG NAMED PUBLISHER OF TIME

(New York, January 15, 2015) — Meredith Long has been named Publisher of TIME, it was announced today by Evelyn Webster, Executive Vice President, Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME).

Long, 38, will oversee the integrated sales and marketing operations across all platforms of one of the world’s largest news brands, with more than 70 million TIME readers worldwide in print, online, mobile and social media. She will work closely with Editor Nancy Gibbs to develop new growth opportunities and revenue streams for TIME and all of its franchises and extensions. She will report to Webster, and her appointment is effective immediately. She will be relocating to New York from Los Angeles.

Long is a 12-year veteran of TIME and has been leading the sales team along with Jorg Stratmann, Executive Sales Director, Northeast, since Jed Hartman’s departure in November 2014. She has deep connections with automotive and technology brands, including managing sales for Toyota, TIME’s largest advertiser. She has been instrumental in driving digital ad revenue growth to Time.com, which has undergone a major transformation and expansion, with traffic growing 70% in the past year and a half. She also helped establish both TIME’s Hollywood partnership with The Motion Picture & Television Fund Foundation’s Health Care Summit and its partnership with The Nantucket Project.

“Meredith’s deep industry relationships and creative energy make her an exciting sales and marketing leader for TIME,” said Webster. “With a strong reputation for bringing innovative solutions to advertisers, she is the perfect partner to join Nancy Gibbs in further expanding the TIME brand, building on its impressive digital growth and creating new revenue opportunities.”

“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity,” said Long. “TIME is one of the world’s most powerful calling cards. We have many trails to blaze, limitless opportunities to rethink and reimagine TIME’s purpose and place that will ultimately realize significant and lasting returns.”

Born and raised in Chicago, Long started at TIME as an Account Manager in 2003 and has held leadership positions in its Washington DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. Most recently, she has been Executive Director, West since February 2013. She began her career as an Assistant Account Executive at Fallon in Minneapolis. She sits on the Los Angeles Regional Advisory Board for The American Ireland Fund and has a B.A. in journalism and broadcast news from The University of Colorado Boulder

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2015, as the new year, in a keyboard

What are your tech and social media resolutions for 2015?

2015, as the new year, in a keyboard

Less time spent wading through your email? More time spent away from tech? Less selfies? More selfies? It’s almost a new year and, like with the resolutions you may be making about more exercise and less Uber riding, you may also have some work-related resolutions. I asked a handful of journalists about their tech and social media resolutions for 2015. What are yours? Email or tweet them to me and I’ll gather them into this story.

Tech resolutions

S. Mitra Kalita, executive editor (at large), Quartz: My tech resolution for 2015 is to embrace the chaos. In 2014, I read every story on getting more organized, commissioned a few myself, experimented with a few productivity apps, even went to see an email doctor to help me winnow down my inbox of 145,000 messages. It is 10,492 as I type. So that’s progress. Except that he encouraged me to categorize messages and now I find myself missing the eavesdropping on listserv culture (and life) that is so crucial to my job as a digital journalist. I’ve decided to go back to who I was — inbox bursting, Luddite to some, digital maven to others — but at least it’s me and my overlapping worlds of gossipy neighbors, media gurus, shitty press releases, videos of human rights abuse, videos of cat rights abuse, last-call sales at Zulily. If I miss an email and someone needs me, they can ping back. Or call. Everyone tells you as you approach 40 that it gets to be easier to be who you are. I’m applying that to my inbox, too.

Andrew Cohen, commentary editor, The Marshall Project: My tech resolution for 2015 is very simple: I want to make sure the two laptops in my life talk nicely to one another, and with their cousins at the Marshall Project and CBS News, so that we all can be one big happy family.

Josh Stearns, director of journalism and sustainability for The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation: I have a slew of tech resolutions for 2015 that have to do with learning new skills, experimenting with different tools, and getting access to the best technology for even the smallest local newsrooms. But my most important resolution is not about any one kind of technology, but about a new approach to technology in our newsrooms and our communities.

In 2015 I want to help more journalists build with their communities, not just for their communities.

At so many publications, journalists are rebuilding their newsrooms around new technologies from smartphones to social networks. But for the most part, the community is left on the other side of the screen. In 2015 there is a huge opportunity to engage communities in the work of helping build powerful journalism. I want to help newsrooms design reporting projects, engagement strategies, web apps and more through deeper collaboration, listening and empathy with our communities. Building for the community puts people at the end of the process. Building with community puts them at the start. In the new year, let’s start the debate about journalism and technology with our communities.

Social media resolutions

Robert Hernandez, associate professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism: 1. Be open and try emerging platforms, including social media and other tools that might seem pointless at first glance. *cough* Yo *cough*. Give them a chance and try to view them through the prism of journalism tools.

2. Get offline more and find a better balance between on- and off- line life. (NOTE: #2 tends to lose.)

Gary Vosot, fake newscaster: To be verified on the very first day of 2015. That badge of honor tells users that I’m a real legitimate source and not a fake account. And no one is more real than I am in the world of local news and that’s a cold hard fact.

– For my book to become one of the most hashtagged titles on Twitter.

– To transfer all of my ¾ inch videotapes to Vine videos.

– To offer more Gary Vosot merchandise to my fan base. T-shirts, iPhone cases, cashmere scarfs and plush throws.

– For my Twitter feed to be used as part of the curriculum at top journalism schools across the country.

– Take more selfies.

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Correction: An earlier version of this story shared a resolution for 2014. It’s 2015. It has been corrected. Read more

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Career Beat: Joel Lovell joins ‘This American Life,’ The Atavist

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

  • Joel Lovell will join “This American Life” and The Atavist. He was editing special projects for The New York Times. (Huffington Post)
  • Hernán Rozemberg will be editor-in-chief of the San Antonio Current. He is metro editor for the Lafayette Journal and Courier. (Media Moves)
  • Mike Wilson will be editor of The Dallas Morning News. He’s the managing editor of FiveThirtyEight. (Poynter)
  • Byron Pitts has been named co-anchor of “Nightline.” Pitts is chief national correspondent at ABC News. (Huffington Post)
  • Ben Pershing will be editor at National Journal Daily. He’s the Washington editor at National Journal. Tim Alberta is now a senior political correspondent at National Journal. Previously, he was senior editor of National Journal Hotline. Shane Goldmacher is a senior political correspondent for National Journal. Previously, he was a congressional correspondent there. Sacha Scoblic will be copy chief at National Journal. Previously, she was a copy editor at The New Republic. (Email)
  • Ian Bremmer is now foreign affairs columnist and editor at large at Time. He is president and founder of Eurasia Group. (Email)
  • Tasneem Raja is now senior digital editor at NPR. She is interactive editor at Mother Jones. (Email)

Job of the day: BuzzFeed is looking for a deputy LGBT editor. Get your résumés in! (BuzzFeed) Read more

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Goodbye, Stephen Colbert, love, NYT

The New York Times

“I think it’s gonna leave a hole in my night,” The New York Times’ David Carr says in this farewell video the Times published Thursday. “I really liked getting tucked in by Stephen Colbert.”

In the video, the Times’ Bill Carter, Nicholas Confessore, William Rhoden, Mark Leibovich, and Carr all talk about Colbert’s show.

More goodbyes:

Mashable has a walking goodbye with Google Map Street View studio tour.

Vulture has lots of famous people saying goodbye.

And Time has four enemies of Colbert’s saying goodbye, including Suey Park. Read more

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Career Beat: Newsday makes 2 executive appointments

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

  • Paul Likins is now vice president of digital operations at Newsday Media Group. Previously, he was head of revenue operations and programmatic solutions for Wenner Media. Stefanie Angeli is now senior director of national sales at Newsday Media Group. She previously led sales at Mom365.com. (Email)
  • Gregg Birnbaum is now managing editor, head of political content at New York Daily News. He is a deputy managing editor at Politico. (Email)
  • Matt Cooper is now politics editor at Newsweek. He has covered the White House for Time, The New Republic and U.S. News and World Report. Ross Schneiderman is now a senior editor at Newsweek. He has contributed to The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Jonathan Broder is now a senior writer at Newsweek. Previously, he was the defense and foreign policy editor at Congressional Quarterly. Winston Ross is now a national correspondent for Newsweek. Previously, he was a freelancer for Newsweek, Time, National Journal and Vocativ. Azeen Ghorayshi is now a staff writer for Newsweek. Previously, she contributed to The Guardian, New Scientist and Wired UK. Max Kutner is now a staff writer for Newsweek. Previously, he was a contributor to Smithsonian and Boston magazines. Polly Mosendz is now a breaking news reporter for Newsweek. She previously worked at the Atlantic Wire. (Poynter)
  • Gaurav Mishra is now digital director at Condé Nast India. He is the founder of FutureCrafting. (LinkedIn)
  • Ross Levitt will be a supervising producer for the national security team at CNN. Previously, he was a field producer there. (Fishbowl DC)

Job of the day: New York Daily News is looking for a copy editor and Web producer. Get your résumés in! (Mediabistro)

Send your job moves: bmullin@poynter.org

Correction: A previous version of this story confused Stefanie Angeli’s new title. She is senior director of national sales at Newsday Media Group, not senior director of national sales at Wenner Media. Read more

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NYT corrects: Pope didn’t open heaven to pets

A New York Times story by Rick Gladstone carries a hefty correction explaining that pooches are still barred from everlasting paradise:

An earlier version of this article misstated the circumstances of Pope Francis’ remarks. He made them in a general audience at the Vatican, not in consoling a distraught boy whose dog had died. The article also misstated what Francis is known to have said. According to Vatican Radio, Francis said: “The Holy Scripture teaches us that the fulfillment of this wonderful design also affects everything around us,” which was interpreted to mean he believes animals go to heaven. Francis is not known to have said: “One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.’’ (Those remarks were once made by Pope Paul VI to a distraught child, and were cited in a Corriere della Sera article that concluded Francis believes animals go to heaven.) An earlier version also referred incompletely to the largest animal protection group in the United States. It is the Humane Society of the United States, not just the Humane Society.

The New York Times wasn’t alone in attributing the remarks to Pope Francis, according to Emergent.info, a rumor-tracking website founded by Poynter’s Craig Silverman. Time and BuzzFeed also reported the story, attributing the news to The New York Times. Both have since set the record straight. Read more

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2014′s best in photos include Ebola, selfies and Ferguson

Time | Getty Images | Associated Press

This year in images includes people in hazmat suits both in the U.S. and in West Africa, protests in Ukraine, Ferguson and Hong Kong, the Sochi Olympics, the World Cup in Brazil, wars, death and selfies. The Associated Press and Time have released their choices for photos of the year, and if you’d like to take part in that choosing, Getty Images lets you vote in their current search for the most moving images.

Here are a few from the AP:

 Nine-year-old Nowa Paye is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of the Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia,Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

Nine-year-old Nowa Paye is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of the Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia,Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

Pope Francis, center, flanked by Israel's President Shimon Peres, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, pray for peace in the Vatican gardens, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Pope Francis waded head-first into Mideast peace-making, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

Pope Francis, center, flanked by Israel’s President Shimon Peres, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, pray for peace in the Vatican gardens, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Pope Francis waded head-first into Mideast peace-making, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

A local youth takes a selfie photograph in front of Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to St George's indoor market on  in Belfast Tuesday June 24, 2014. The Queen is on a 3 day visit to Northern Ireland.  (AP Photo/Peter Macdiarmid, File Pool)

A local youth takes a selfie photograph in front of Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to St George’s indoor market on in Belfast Tuesday June 24, 2014. The Queen is on a 3 day visit to Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Peter Macdiarmid, File Pool)

Time’s 12 picks include the massive celebrity selfie Ellen DeGeneres orchestrated at the Oscars:

And Getty’s images, sorted by news, entertainment, sports and remembrance, including wreckage from the crash of the Air Malaysia flight and Ferguson:

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