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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. Read More
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Washington Post's chief revenue officer heads for Yahoo

Kevin Gentzel, The Washington Post's chief revenue officer, is headed to Yahoo, where he'll be head of advertising sales, North America, an internal memo from Steve Hills, president and general manager of Washington Post Media, announced on Tuesday. Kevin is a unique talent and an excellent leader. He has left an indelible mark on our organization and helped us build … Read More
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Career Beat: Yahoo names editors for 2 verticals

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Kate Lanphear is now editor-in-chief of Maxim. Previously, she was style editor at T Magazine. (WWD) Kerry Diamond is now editor-in-chief of Yahoo Food. She is the co-founder and editorial director of Cherry Bombe. Kristen Baldwin is editor-in-chief of Yahoo TV. Previously, she was deputy editor at Entertainment Weekly. Read More
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Time Inc. launches digital sports network; Yahoo hires editor for breaking news desk

Here's our roundup of the top digital and social media stories you should know about (and from Andrew Beaujon, 10 media stories to start your day): — Time Inc.'s new digital sports network, 120 Sports, launches tonight. The network, backed by professional sports leagues (but not the NFL), is geared for mobile and social media users, Emily Steel reports … Read More
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The Day in Digital: Inside the New York Times CMS and the impending Amazon phone

— Content management systems are so in this season. Luke Vnenchak has a fascinating look inside Scoop, The New York Times's "homegrown digital and (soon-to-be) print CMS." — Jeff Bezos is expected to announce an Amazon smartphone today. How can the company compete with Apple, Android and Samsung? Quartz's Dan Frommer has some thoughts on the strategy. — … Read More
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Flipboard acquires Zite from CNN as bigger players are moving into news aggregation

CNN Money CNN has sold personalized news aggregator Zite to Flipboard for $60 million, CNN Money reports. Flipboard will also offer custom magazines for some CNN shows as part of the deal. Zite — whose algorithm always manages to surface customized content that I don't come across anywhere else — was previously acquired by CNN in 2011. In December, AllThingsD reported that a new round of funding valued Flipboard — with its 100 million active users — at $800 million. The consolidation by two of the largest news readers comes as major players like Google, Facebook and Yahoo have moved to compete in the space. Read More
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