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    Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride is retiring

    Mike Pride, the chairman of the Pulitzer Prizes, will retire in the summer after three years running the top journalism awards in the United States.

    Pride, who is 70, is returning to retirement after a career as a journalist and editor, most recently of the Concord Monitor, according to a press release from Columbia University, which administers the Pulitzer Prizes.

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    After 7 years, a veteran of Chicago journalism is getting back in the game

    As a journalism professor, Louise Kiernan often talks with her students about jobs. On Thursday, she talked with her investigative journalism class about her own new job in investigative journalism.

    Kiernan, an associate professor and head of the social justice and investigative program at Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, was named the first editor in chief of ProPublica Illinois earlier this week.

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    John Podesta will write columns for The Washington Post

    John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, will be a contributing columnist at The Washington Post, the newspaper announced today.

    "No one knows more about how Washington works, how the White House operates, and how policy ideas are translated into reality than John Podesta," said Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt. "His long experience in Congress, inside two Democratic White Houses and on the front lines of numerous presidential campaigns, will offer readers vital insight into Washington and politics at the start of a new era."

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    ProPublica names Louise Kiernan first editor in chief of ProPublica Illinois

    ProPublica Illinois announced Louise Kiernan as its first editor in chief on Tuesday.

    Kiernan, who worked at the Chicago Tribune for 18 years, comes to ProPublica's first regional project from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. There, she was an associate professor. At the Tribune, Kiernan was the lead reporter on a project that won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. That year, Kiernan was also a finalist in that category for another project.

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    Carolyn Ryan named assistant editor at The New York Times

    Carolyn Ryan, The New York Times' senior politics editor, is getting a promotion.

    Ryan, who ran The Times' coverage of the presidential campaign, will join the Times' masthead as an assistant editor in charge of recruitment, according to a memo from Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joe Kahn.

    "Carolyn's primary responsibility will be to recruit investigative reporters, narrative writers, beat reporters, editors and visual journalists who will help The Times remain the dominant source of journalism of all types," they wrote.

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    After a decade at ESPN, J.A. Adande has found his next act

    J.A. Adande returned to the Super Bowl last weekend for the first time since 2007. But unlike like his days as a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, he wasn’t there to cover the game.

    Adande was in Houston to help oversee a traveling group of aspiring sports journalists from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern. He was working with them to report stories surrounding the big game for Northwestern’s Medill Reports.

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    New York Times hires No. 2 editor from The Wall Street Journal

    Rebecca Blumenstein, the deputy editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, is moving a few blocks to work for the company's archrival.

    After more than two decades as a reporter and editor at The Journal, Blumenstein is leaving to become a deputy managing editor. In a staff memo, Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief Gerry Baker hailed Blumenstein, calling her "a peerless exponent and advocate of the very highest quality journalism."

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    5 questions with Jessica Yu

    This profile initially appeared in The Cohort, Poynter's bi-monthly newsletter about women kicking ass in digital media.

    Jessica Yu announced late last year that she was taking a buyout at The Wall Street Journal. Yu, 36, is leaving her position as Global Head of Visuals and headed to the West Coast to figure out what’s next.

 
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