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Amy Odell Named Editor of Cosmopolitan.com, Leah Chernikoff Editor of Elle.com

Well, that was fast. Hours after we learned that Amina Akhtar, Elle.com’s executive editor, and Abby Gardner, digital director of Cosmopolitan, were let go, Hearst has named their replacements. Amy Odell has been named editor of Cosompolitan.com and Leah Chernikoff editor of Elle.com.

Odell comes to Cosmo from BuzzFeed, where she had been since February 2012. Prior to joining BuzzFeed, she was the founding editor of a writer for New York’s blog The Cut.

Chernikoff most recently served as editorial director of Fashionista.com. Before that she was a features reporter for The New York Daily News, from 2007 to 2010.

[Editor's note: There has been a bit of a dustup over who exactly founded The Cut. Akhtar insists she was, not Odell. Odell says she was, not Akhtar. Yeah! See below for our Twitter conversation. I'm leaving this post as is until I get official word back from New York. Apologies for the confusion.]

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Hearst Cuts Two Online Editors

Some unfortunate news out of Hearst Magazines: Amina Akhtar, Elle.com’s executive editor, and Abby Gardner, digital director of Cosmopolitan, have both been let go.

Akhtar has been Elle’s executive online editor since May of last year. Prior to that she launched and edited FashionEtc.com, and before that spent four years as a fashion editor for New York.

Gardner had been digital director at Cosmo since last October. She was a site director at Marie Claire before that.

Mashable reports that more Hearst layoffs are on their way, so we’ve reached out to the publishing house for comment. We’ll update when we hear back.

Fashionista.com Encourages Interns To Skip Classes

fashionista11.jpgFashion industry blog Fashionista.com is seeing a major overhaul this week: not only did editor Abby Gardner get the boot, but Fashion Week’s fast approach means that it’s time to hire free interns.

You can expect to get college credit for your work over at the Breaking Media site, but that might not be of much use as you’ll be kicked out of school for not attending class during Fashion Week: something that the Web site actively encourages, according to this job posting from yesterday.

The requirements read:

“We’ll need you at least two days a week until Fashion Week starts February 9th, during which we’ll need you more. How much more depends on your schedule, but you should be eager to skip class in favor of MILK. Our intern hours are officially 11 to 4, but again, once the week starts there’s no on/off.

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AOL-Time Warner Merger Retrospective|Newsmax|Demand Media Manifesto|British Journo Hamer Killer In Afghanistan|Fashionista.com Gets New Editor|Boston Globe Union Prez Update

New York Times: Another look at what went so wrong with the Time Warner-AOL merger.

Financial Times: A profile of Newsmax.

All Things D: A Demand Media manifesto.

Washington Post: British journalist Rupert Hamer was killed Sunday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

Fashion Week Daily: Fashionista.com editor Abby Gardner has made an exit from the blog, and will be replaced by Lauren Sherman, formerly of Forbes.

Media Nation: A federal investigation provides an explanation for why the president of The Boston Globe‘s union, Dan Totten, signed another union officer’s name to his paycheck, an action that resulted in him being removed from union management.