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U.S. News Stocks Up on Journos

Us News & World Report LogoUS News and World Report has hired a slew of new reporters. In an email from Executive Editor Tim Smart, the following hires were announced:

Alan Neuhauser has been hired as a reporter/producer working on Special Reports and covering energy and the environment beat. He went to U.S. News from DNAinfo, where he covered local neighborhoods in New York. Before that, he was at Patch, where he ran some of its New Jersey sites.

Shannon Firth will cover social issues, including health care. Firth also comes to U.S. News from New York, where she had been a senior writer for the online education startup Dulcinea Media. Prior to that, she worked for a series of literary agents.

Tom Risen is the new business and technology reporter. Prior to U.S. News, he was a freelancer and staff writer for several technology publications and organizations, including Tech Cocktail, the FT’s Policy and Regulatory Report, and National Journal Outline. He has also written on tech for The Atlantic and NYT.

And Gary Emerling was hired late last year as a senior news editor. He hails from WTOP, where he was the senior digital editor. He also worked as a reporter on the metro desk of TWT, covering the Fenty administration and local politics.

Congrats to the whole mess o’ ya from us here at FishbowlDC!

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U.S. News’ Schlesinger Gets Promoted

U.S. News & World Report‘s Robert Schlesinger has been promoted to Managing Editor/Opinion. In a memo Thursday, Executive Editor Tim Smart points out that under Schlesinger’s direction, the Opinion section has grown from a couple thousand page views a month to 1.4 million. Schlesinger wrote a note of thanks to his colleagues saying, in part, “I’m sure I don’t need to say that I owe you all a huge debt of thanks for the great contributions you’ve made this year.”

Congratulations to Schlesinger.

See the internal memo…

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U.S. News & World Report Promotes Two, Hires One

From the release:

    U.S.News & World Report today announced two senior promotions and one new hire:

    Anne McGrath
    has been promoted from deputy editor to assistant managing editor, Health. She will report to Tim Smart, managing editor, and will oversee content of the Health section of the magazine and

    James Pethokoukis
    , previously senior writer, has been named assistant managing editor, Money & Business, and will report to Tim Smart, managing editor. Pethokoukis will oversee all online and print business content, and will continue writing regularly for his Capital Commerce blog.

    Ben Harder
    , previously editor of Science News’s website, joined U.S. News on July 2 as the Health deputy editor reporting to McGrath.

U.S. News Toasts Brian Kelly

Journos (and the people that love them) headed to Sesto Senso last week to toast new U.S. News Editor Brian Kelly. Old pals and current friends (like Fox’s Major Garrett, Michael Barone, David Maraniss, Kelly’s old publisher Bill Regardie, USNWR Publisher Bill Holiber, and his Amazon book coauthor Mark London) stopped by.

Among the many USNewsers there were Paul Bedard and Kelly’s newly appointed managing editors, Margie Mannix, Ryan Thornburg and Tim Smart.

Kelly gave a little thank you chat but mostly left attendees to mingle over good red wine, pizza, cheese and other finger foods.

Earlier in the day, Kelly held his first full staff meeting since becoming the top editor. There, Kelly and Holiber described, what one source called, “a pretty decent plan to move the magazine a little more into our trademark ‘News U Can Use’ franchise: education, business, health and politics, of course.”

They suggested that the staff cutting, after five years, was at an end (but hasn’t that been said before?). They also said that their website was really starting to hit its stride, but the print folks will have to write more to fill that hole. They suggested that USNWR might soon see a big magazine promotion. And they said that the magazine is in its best financial shape in 10 years.

Morning Reading List, 06.12.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • You were unimpressed with The Sopranos finale.

  • From TVNewser: “What’s it like for the U.S. television network pool that accompanied Robert Gates on his around the trip May 30 through June 6? NBC News cameraman Jim Long has produced a two-part video to show you.”

  • Check out Clark Hoyt’s first column as the New York Times’ Public Editor and Public Eye’s review.

  • The Examiner reports, “Tuesday night in Baltimore, the Orioles and Nationals renew the ‘Battle of the Beltway’ with both teams’ fans getting to choose which set of announcers they want watch or listen to.”

  • USA TODAY announced in a release that they are offering “an innovative text messaging service that provides real-time news and information to users through their mobile phones.”

  • David Bauder writes, “Fox spent half as much time covering the Iraq war than MSNBC during the first three months of the year, and considerably less than CNN, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism.”

  • D.T. Max looks inside the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, “the literary archive of the University of Texas at Austin, contains thirty-six million manuscript pages, five million photographs, a million books, and ten thousand objects, including a lock of Byron’s curly brown hair.”

  • The Observer asks, “If the net is killing newspapers, why are they doing so well?”

  • Mark Bowden writes, “Every newsroom in the country is dealing with layoffs and cutbacks. The trend lines are far more worrisome today than they were when I started, and much as I loved my career in newsrooms, I think twice today before advising any young person to seek a job in one. But I still do recommend it, and I still think newspapers will survive.”

  • Alexandra Nicholson is the new communications manager at USA Today.

  • Mark Potts writes, “There’s a lot of talk about media convergence, about traditional reporters spreading their craft into new media in ways that are as facile as what they do in print. But for all the talk, there aren’t enough sterling examples of beat reporters plying their trade as well–or better–in the new media as they do in the old.”

  • The New York Times reports, “Journalism fellowship programs are feeling the fallout of the media industry’s turmoil.”

  • John Harrington catches news outlets “giving credit where credit isn’t due.”

  • Mary Anne Ostrom looks at “How Google, YouTube power their way to center of 2008 campaign”

  • AP reports, “YouTube co-founder Steve Chen said on Saturday consumers in many parts of the world will have access to the popular video-sharing Web site on their mobile phones by next year.”

  • Netly News looks at the Prodigy and MySpace parallels. “I wonder if Myspace isn’t doing the same thing for social networks, and whether it’s headed for a similar fate at the hands of Facebook.”

  • According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Yahoo is launching a new celebrity-oriented Web portal in a partnership with the syndicated newsmagazine ‘Access Hollywood.’”

  • Bloomberg reports, “The U.S. Federal Communications Commission began its review of Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.’s proposed $4 billion purchase of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. after a delay of more than one month.”

  • Glenn Harlan Reynolds reviewed Andrew Keen’s How Today’s Internet Is Killing Our Culture.

  • Some reader reaction to this:

    -”Didn’t USA Today already partner with the Politico. How are they juggling the Politico and ABC News?”

    -”Is it at all curious that the Politico is partnered with a different network this time than for the Reagan library debate on MSNBC”

  • James Pethokoukis has been named Assistant Managing Editor for the “Money & Business” section of U.S. News & World Report, replacing Tim Smart who was recently promoted to Managing Editor.

  • New York Times reports, “Takeover Zeal in the News Industry Is Seen Subsiding”

  • B&C reports, “In the race to capitalize on the popularity of broadband video, newspapers are continuing to take a page from TV stations’ playbooks by producing increasingly sophisticated newscasts and other Web programs. And although the newscasts may not pose a threat to stations’ ratings, newspaper executives are hoping they will help secure their lead over broadcasters in the battle for local ad revenues on the Web.”

  • E&P reports, “Amid champagne corks and moving boxes, New York Times staffers selected all the news that was fit to print for a final time at their century-old headquarters on Saturday. The newspaper’s Manhattan employees were busy packing up their storied stone building in Midtown and moving the newsroom into a shining new tower just a few blocks away.”


  • AFF is looking for the next editor-in-chief of its quarterly magazine, Doublethink.

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext

  • The Revolving Door, 01.23.07

  • Judd Legum is leaving the Center for American Progress to work as the research director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

  • NPR is looking for a Kroc Fellow.

  • Over at the Washington Times, David C. Lipscomb is the Metropolitan Desk’s new editorial assistant. He replaces Gary Emerling, who was promoted to D.C. political reporter. Tom LoBianco is a new reporter, covering Maryland politics on the Metropolitan Desk. Metro reporter Matt Cella has been promoted to assistant Metropolitan editor. C.D. McGonigal is the Photo Department’s new photo editor.

  • Robert “Rob” Redding, a former Washington Times reporter, is studying at the University of Louisiana.

  • Mary Parsons, who served as Art Director of The Atlantic Monthly from July of 2000 through December of 2005, will be the new art director of the American Prospect.

  • From the release:

      U.S.News & World Report today announced the appointment of Kimberly Palmer as an associate editor for the magazine’s “Money and Business” section and’s Money. Starting January 29, Palmer will report to Tim Smart, assistant managing editor, “Money & Business,” U.S. News & World Report.

      Palmer, who will cover general business news, management, corporate profiles and personal finance, is the fourth addition to the U.S. News staff since New Year’s Day. Earlier this month, U.S. News announced three new hires in its growing Web site division: Matthew Belvedere as director of video and audio production; Jay Keller as news editor,; and Chris Wilson as associate editor,

      Palmer comes to U.S. News from Government Executive magazine where she has covered business and government contracting, white collar crime, and “Buy American” policies since 2004. Prior to Government Executive, Palmer wrote for The Wall Street Journal and RedEye, an edition of the Chicago Tribune. Palmer holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a master’s in public policy from the University of Chicago.

  • David Bosco is stepping down as senior editor at Foreign Policy Magazine to write a book on the UN Security Council, to be published in 2008 by Oxford University Press. He’ll remain a contributing writer for FP. While he researchs and writes, he’ll be a visiting scholar at American University’s School of International Service.

  • NYT’s Adam Liptak has a new column “about the legal world” according to the byline, that will appear on Mondays.

  • The Press-Enterprise is looking for a reporter.

  • Government Executive is looking for a staff correspondent.

  • Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive is looking for an Opinions and Comments Editor.

  • Washington City Paper is looking for reporters.