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Former Thought Catalog Editor Gaby Dunn Heads to The Daily Dot

Gaby Dunn interviewed James Deen before he was on screen with Lindsay Lohan. She basically stalked Stephen Colbert until she got some questions in. And, perhaps most germane to her newest job, she grilled internet celebrity Julia Segal.

And that was just for her acclaimed Tumblr project, 100 Interviews.

Since then, the newest hire by The Daily Dot, the so-called “internet newspaper” based in Austin, has freelanced for The New York Times Magazine and Cosmopolitan and served as a staff editor for Thought Catalog.

The Manhattan-based writer will be the fifth New York staffer for The Daily Dot, which churns out the sort of millennial-geared feature stories on internet culture and viral news that might appear on BuzzFeed, Gawker or the less personally confessional posts of Thought Catalog.

She will work under the site’s inaugural New York correspondent, assigning editor Cooper Fleishman. Two other reporters and a software data engineer live in the city, too.

“The site is run the way that I remember newsrooms are run,” she told FishbowlNY in an interview. “I can do my daily duties, then there’s a lot of encouragement to do longer stuff.”

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FishbowlNY Hires Former TheWrap Media Reporter Alexander C. Kaufman

We have some exciting internal news to share on this Friday afternoon involving our sister site FishbowlNY.

Two weeks after co-editor Jerry Barmash accepted a TV reporter job with the New York Daily News and bid farewell to Mediabistro readers, his replacement has been confirmed. Starting Monday, April 15 as co-editor alongside Chris O’Shea will be former TheWrap media reporter Alexander C. Kaufman.

“I interviewed with a couple of other companies,” Kaufman tells us this afternoon via telephone from Boston. “I’m really excited to be joining Mediabistro and look forward to helping continue to grow the FishbowlNY brand.” Kaufman, a native of Long Island, will be based in New York.

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@TheInSneider is Suddenly a Variety Outsider

Like so many things involving feisty Variety film writer Jeff Sneider, the info was divulged suddenly and without warning via Twitter:

Then came a story on TheWrap about Sneider’s dismissal, written by Alexander C. Kaufman with input from Sharon Waxman. The article gets a critical fact wrong; a tweet referenced was not connected to Robopocalypse but rather was the sixth and final component of Sneider’s rapid-fire expression of dismay on Twitter when he learned he had lost an entirely different long-simmering scoop to The Hollywood Reporter (about Christopher Nolan planning to direct Interstellar).

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Geoff Boucher Lands at Entertainment Weekly

Score one for TheWrap media-film reporter Alexander C. Kaufman. On Wednesday, he tipped that Hero Complex honcho Geoff Boucher would be joining Entertainment Weekly. Today, that news has been officially confirmed.

From this morning’s announcement:

Based in LA, Boucher will be joining EW’s Movies team on October 1st as a senior writer and will add his singular voice to EW’s print and digital platforms.

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LA Times Columnist Patrick Goldstein Quietly Says Goodbye

By all accounts, Wednesday’s “The Big Picture” column in the LA Times is Patrick Goldstein’s last.

Kevin Roderick was the first to spot the buried lede. TheWrap’s Alexander C. Kaufman tried unsuccessfully to get LA Times folks to confirm. Then, at around 9 p.m. PT tonight, Nikki Finke swooped in with the details:

My sources say Goldstein decided to take a buyout rather than work for the new leadership at the newspaper announced earlier this year. “He felt there was no more future for him there. It was obvious since all the new people think about is driving Web traffic. They’re trying to put everyone to work doing that,” my source says.

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