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Dan Abrams Hires Peter Lauria For Mogulite

Dan Abrams‘ new site Mogulite, which will detail the trials and tribulations of media moguls not unlike Abrams himself, is set to launch April 25th.

We’re very curious about Mogulite, especially since we heard that it aims to “elevate the discourse” on media mogul gossip. We’re not quite sure what that means, so we’ve been keeping our ear to the ground for the latest developments. Now Michael Calderone reports that Peter Lauria, who’s covered media moguls in the past for the New York Post and the Daily Beast, is joining the site as consulting editor.

Lauria won’t be joining the operation full-time, but is “expected to write posts and provide tips and contacts” to recently hired managing editor Amy Tennery. Abrams also said he plans on hiring at least one other full-time staffer for Mogulite.

Lauria quietly left the Daily Beast a few months ago, and the New York Post reported that he left the newsroom amid rumors of tensions with management. We can only hope this means we can expect some “elevated discourse” on Tina Brown.

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