Today, a bunch of people *got* jobs in journalism
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We've been reporting a lot about layoffs and buyouts in recent months. But on a day like today, with new hires being announced at multiple news outlets, it almost feels like the tide is shifting. Until, of course, it shifts again.
Among those making their way through the revolving door:
• Tony Dokoupil is one of the latest to defect from Tina Brown's NewsBeast. He's becoming a senior writer at NBCNews.com, whose vice president and executive editor said in a statement: “Tony is a remarkably talented writer, possessing the rare ability to tackle complicated topics and dig at the real truth, all while keeping his stories accessible.”
• Also jumping ship from NewsBeast is Megan McArdle, who's been hired as a columnist at Bloomberg View. “Megan is an extraordinary writer and thinker,” said David Shipley, executive editor of Bloomberg View, in a statement. “Few people have done a better job chronicling the economic, corporate and technological disruptions of the last decade."
• At The New York Times, outgoing Rome bureau chief Rachel Donadio has been named European culture correspondent, according to an internal memo, which stated: "In this new role, an important component of The Times's international expansion, Rachel will range widely across Europe in search of compelling stories for readers at home and abroad. She will write on culture both high and low, reporting on what's new in the Old World and exploring the intersection between culture, politics and economics on a complex continent undergoing multiple identity crises."
• The Times also announced that Jared Bernstein, a former member of the Obama administration's team of economic advisers, has become a regular contributor to the paper's Economix blog.
• Salons's Irin Carmon and recently fired New Republic writer Timothy Noah are both headed to MSNBC.com, according to a memo obtained by Jim Romenesko: "Irin Carmon joins us as a national reporter focused on women, politics and culture. ... Tim Noah joins us as a contributing writer focusing on politics and the economy."
• The soon-to-launch cable news channel Al Jazeera America has announced three new hires for its forthcoming nightly current affairs program. According to a press release: "Former CNN executive producer Kim Bondy will be America Tonight’s senior executive producer. Adam May, Lori Jane Gliha and Christof Putzel will be three of the six national correspondents reporting on the nightly show."
• And Atlantic Media announced that it has hired Politico's Stephanie Gaskill as an associate editor and senior reporter for it's new Defense One site covering defense and national security. "Defense One is going to revolutionize the defense beat," she said in a statement.
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David Carr on the way news breaks now. [The New York Times]
Jessica Grose asks: Can women's magazines do serious journalism? [The New Republic]
Michael Wolff on CNN's new format. [USA Today]
And on the "mythical" $1.7 billion of Rupert Murdoch's second divorce. [The Guardian]
New roles at Conde Nast. [minOnline]
In support of the "TK." [jeffpearlman.com]
Quote of the day...
That new reality may pain The Times as a competitive news organization — and would have wrecked the ending of a classic movie. But in a democracy threatened by excessive secrecy and the criminalizing of news gathering, the more sunlight the better.
Only needed my book 4 that. RT @davidfolkenflik: My News Corp sources say Anna M locked in vote shares 4 adult children, got less than 200M— Michael Wolff (@MichaelWolffNYC) June 17, 2013
@mathewi To be fair, though, you should survey GQ and Esquire's tweets today!— Andrew Beaujon (@abeaujon) June 17, 2013
Looks like MSNBC just wants to hire everyone. Wonder what all these new hires will do for pageviews...— Josh Starmountain (@joshsternberg) June 17, 2013
CNN's new morning show debuted this morning:
From our inbox...
NY1 is hosting the first live Democratic mayoral debate focused on issues in the Hispanic community:
WHAT: This Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m., NY1, NY1 Noticias, and the Latino Leadership Institute will present the first televised Democratic debate on issues that are important to the Hispanic community in New York City. Seven candidates will tackle the issues in front of a live audience at Hunter College for 90-minutes. The debate will be telecast live on NY1 and on NY1 Noticias with simultaneous Spanish-language interpretation. The debate will also be streamed live on NY1.com and NY1Noticias.com.
Sal Albanese, former New York City Councilman
Bill de Blasio, New York City Public Advocate
John Liu, New York City Comptroller
Christine Quinn, New York City Council Speaker
Erick Salgado, Reverend
Bill Thompson, former Deputy City Comptroller
Anthony Weiner, former U.S. Representative
Juan Manuel Benítez, NY1 Noticias Political Anchor, Moderator
Errol Louis, NY1 Political Anchor, Panelist
Jeanine Ramirez, NY1 Brooklyn Reporter, Panelist
Maite Junco, Voices of NY at CUNY, Panelist
WHEN: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Live on NY1 and NY1 Noticias through all Time Warner Cable and Cablevision systems. The debate will be streamed live on NY1.com and NY1Noticias.com. WHERE: The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College 695 Park Avenue at East 68th Street (between Park & Lexington Avenue) MISC: This debate will not be open to the general public. No cameras may be used inside of the auditorium during the debate. Still and video photographers will be directed to a room outside of the debate area.