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Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.11.05

Behind the scenes at the Salon changeover, the Sassy redux, and more.

February 11, 2005
It was the end of an era at Salon this week, as founder/editor/CEO/idealogue-in-chief David Talbot elected to finally relinquish all of his titles (except chairman) and step down to write books instead. While all eyes have been on his editorial replacement—his loyal right-hand woman Joan Walsh—more curious is the elevation of Salon CFO Elizabeth Hambrecht to the top job. Her promotion means that Salon is now a purely Hambrecht family affair--her father, Bill Hambrecht, holds a significant stake in the company, and his merciful infusions of cash over the last few ...

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