2:43 pm Jul. 27, 2012
The Lineup collects the media stories, big and small, that are on our radar each day.
This just in from Reuters' Jennifer Saba and Peter Lauria:
Lauren Kapp, one of Arianna Huffington's key advisors at the Huffington Post Media Group, is leaving the company, effective August 1.
She is leaving for personal reasons, an AOL spokeswoman confirmed.
Kapp was hired by AOL's influential news site in April as senior vice president global strategy, marketing and communications.
Kapp did not immediately respond to calls for comment.
Kapp's only been on the job for three months. Her hiring made a big splash, though. She'd been one of the top communications executives at NBC News, and she replaced Huffington's longtime loyal flack, Mario Ruiz, who left the company and started his own P.R. firm.
This appears to leave Huffington down at least one key lieutenant as she gears up for the launch of HuffPost's live streaming video network in a few weeks and continues with plans to export her seven-year-old website to more and more countries around the globe.
In other news...
Reporters are doing their best to cover Syria remotely. [The Huffington Post]
The only thing missing from this bananas story about a sheet-clad female 24-year-old attacking a NY1 correspondent is a reference to bath salts. [DNAInfo]
A nonprofit newsroom is being created to help fill the vaccuum left by the Times-Picayune reduction. [The Wall Street Journal]
Newsweek reportedly does not have as much luxury advertising as Tina Brown might have hoped. [Adweek]
Newsweek is launching a live video broadcast. [Politico/On Media]
New York Times Company stocked jumped after yesterday's earnings report. [A.P.]
Boston's WGBH has aqcuired Public Radio International. [PRI]
The Washington Post will only allow article approval under rare circumstances with editors' approval. [Jim Romenesko]
Brian Ross got a stern talking to over his innacurate report about the Aurora shooter. [NYT/Media Decoder]