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Posts Tagged ‘Geoff Reiss’

Can This Geek Save WaPo? We Thought DC-ers Were Nerds…

That’s the question posed by Washingtonian mag this month, referring to WaPo‘s chief digital officer Vijay Ravindran. Funny, I thought we all agreed after the RTCA dinner that DC’ers were nerds…

Harry Jaffe reports Don Graham and WaPo are putting some of their last best hopes on Ravindran, the paper’s first “chief digital officer.”

Ravindran has been on the job four months, so it’s too soon for a plan to save newspapering. But his installation in the Post Company’s upper echelon is a sign of CEO Don Graham’s willingness to experiment-and his desperation.

Ravindran was the force behind WaPo’s recent launch on Facebook and he’ll contine to work with Washingtonpost.com’s Goli Sheikholeslami and Roger Andelin and Newsweek.com’s Geoff Reiss to expand WaPo‘s online presence.

Read the rest of Jaffe’s profile here.

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Gordon and Begun Upped at Newsweek

In a memo today, Newsweek‘s Jon Meacham announced the appointment of Devin Gordon as editor of Newsweek.com and Bret Begun as Scope Editor.

Meacham’s memo below:

I am delighted to announce that Devin Gordon will become the editor of Newsweek.com effective immediately. For years Devin has consistently proven himself to be a creative and energetic force for the magazine, and his reinvention of Scope for the relaunch is a terrific success story. In it he translated our core values in new and engaging ways, and I am certain he will help us do the same in the digital world. Working with Geoff Reiss and the Newsweek.com team, Devin will play a crucial role in both the day-to-day and long-term aspects of our evolving online strategy. This is great news for Devin, and for Newsweek.

After directing our coverage of a historic presidential race, Bret Begun has agreed to shift his formidable talents to Scope and the Front of the Book, and will become Scope Editor. Imaginative and scrupulous, Bret has excelled at every assignment he has undertaken for us, and Danny and Mark and I are very pleased that he will be the controlling authority on such a critical part of the magazine.