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Andrew Beaujon Joins Poynter

Looks like Poynter has found its replacement for Jim Romenesko. Director of Poynter Online Julie Moos announced today that TBD writer Andrew Beaujon has been hired to cover the media beat for MediaWire–as Romenesko is now called–and Poynter.org.

Interestingly, in writing up Beaujon’s hire, Moos went out of her way to point out that traffic at Poytner has never been better.

That dual focus brought 483,000 unique visitors to Poynter.org in January, more than any month we’ve tracked, other than May 2011 when Osama bin Laden died. That’s a 76 percent increase in unique visitors over the website’s audience in January 2011. And 25 percent of last month’s audience came between 9 and 201 times, a loyal core of visitors.

In other words: “We’re doing just fine without Jim Romenesko.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.