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NJ’s Oliphant Moves into Writing Role

Unknown-6Seriously, folks, this is not a veiled demotion.

Jim Oliphant, who has been the National Journal deputy magazine editor for almost two years, is moving into a strictly writing newsroom role. So they’re on the hunt for his replacement, while letting him do what he loves as senior writer.

See the gushing internal memo from Editor Tim Grieve. Read more

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Oliphant to NJ as Deputy Mag Editor

This morning NJ announces that Jim Oliphant is joining the publication as a deputy magazine editor. Oliphant is a presently a political reporter for LAT and the Chicago Tribune. Before journalism, he practiced law.

He begins on Feb. 13.

See the internal memo from Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier, who remarks that the issue of which “pods” Oliphant will be working with will be sorted out in the near future.

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Quote(s) of the Day

MSNBC “Daily Rundown” co-host has ‘fun’ facts

“It’s been more than a year (Feb ’09) since the Obamas have overnighted in Chicago.” #funfact •”Here’s a ‘#funfact,’ did u know when u r sitting on the tarmac for a LONG delay, it is against the law for airlines to serve alcohol?” –NBC and MSNBC correspondent Chuck Todd in a Thursday tweeting fest.

Journo discovers daughter’s makeover

Jeez, you go away for a few days and suddenly, your daughter has bangs. It’s like she is a whole different person.
–Tribune Company’s Jim Oliphant in a Thursday Facebook post.

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Morning Reading List, 08.05.08

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Brown Named Legal Times Editor-in-Chief

From an internal announcement by Legal Times Publisher Ann Pelham, obtained by FishbowlDC:

    I’m very pleased to announce that Legal Times has a new editor-in-chief: David Brown.

    For the past two years, David has been the number two editor at The American Lawyer, where he has overseen all facets of the publication and worked closely with Aric Press, ALM’s top editor. While David arrived at the magazine with extensive knowledge about legal journalism, gained while serving as a managing editor at Legal Times in 2004-05, and earlier as an assistant managing editor at The Recorder, these two years at The American Lawyer have given him even deeper experience in our style of coverage. He has also had the opportunity to develop additional skills as an editor and a manager that make him the best qualified person for this challenging position.

    David clearly loves Legal Times and is eager to have the chance to shape editorial coverage, working collaboratively with those already here and hard at work. He is also very focused on the web and the digital future that we must embrace. He is leaving a key role at the magazine to take the helm here, and he brings tremendous energy and tons of ideas. He also understands that the editor is an important partner to the publisher in making our organization a successful, evolving business that responds to our community’s interests and to the marketplace.

Brown replaces Jim Oliphant, who recently headed to the Chicago Tribune.

Oliphant Heading To The Chicago Tribune

FishbowlDC has learned that Legal Times Editor in Chief Jim Oliphant is going to the Chicago Tribune to be the legal affairs correspondent. This is the job vacated by Jan Crawford Greenburg, now of ABC.