Bob Cohn, editorial director of Atlantic Digital, announced a handful of new hires this morning, including Jen Doll, who will leave her post at The Village Voice's Runnin' Scared blog to become a senior writer at The Atlantic Wire. (That makes her the 16th Voice employee to depart in the past year by way of attrition or layoffs, according to several insiders who have apparently been keeping count.)(2)
Lawson made a name for himself at Gawker with his irreverent and idiosyncratic TV recaps about shows like "Gossip Girl" and Bravo's "Real Housewives" franchises; they're pretty widely regarded as the pinnacle of a form that in lesser hands is just S.E.O.-bait.(3)
When local digital design firm Hard Candy Shell grew impatient with the old ideas making there way onto the new tablets, they hit upon an ideaof becoming publishers themselves. They set out to find an editor to make the content for the kind of iPad experience they wanted to build.