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NY Times Launches Politics Site, Newsletter

The New York Times has gone all in on politics with the debut of First Draft, a new site and newsletter dedicated to analyzing politics, elections and policies.

The Times is touting First Draft as “highly visual” and interactive. Readers will get a shot at asking Times editors anything from their take on the latest news to fact checking a bold claim.

The site will feature breaking news, highlights of the paper’s political coverage, and interviews with experts and big whigs. Speaking of important people, First Draft’s initial newsletter comes packing an interview with Vice President Joe Biden.

First Draft is overseen by Times Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan. Carl Hulse serves as chief Washington correspondent and managing editor of the site. His team is rounded out by reporter Alan Rappeport, and editors Nicholas Corasaniti and Paul Volpe.

You can sign up for First Draft’s newsletter here.

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AllFacebook: Facebook has bought SportsStream, a site that allows users to follow realtime discussion about their favorite squad. We hear the Knicks’ page has permanently crashed.

FishbowlDC: The New York Times’ Carolyn Ryan discovers that New York is expensive.

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NYT Scoops Itself (Politico / Dylan Byers on Media)
The New York Times had a “groundbreaking” story, and the Las Vegas Sun published it first. Just before 8 p.m. on Sunday, New York Times political editor (and soon-to-be Washington bureau chief) Carolyn Ryan announced via Twitter that her paper had “a very unusual, groundbreaking” story due for publication later that evening. “I can’t say too much but it’ll make u rethink- well, I should stop. Stay tuned,” she wrote. Ryan’s tease gave way to a torrent of inquiries and speculation from fellow journalists — the hashtag #nytguesses became a popular meme. Gawker As time paused for Ryan, the Las Vegas Sun, a subscriber to the New York Times wire, found the story slug and eventually published the full piece on the Sun website around 8 p.m. NY Mag / Daily Intelligencer BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski noticed that the Times News Service’s raw budget appeared on the website of the Las Vegas Sun, and that one story sure seemed to fit the bill, as described by Ryan. The Sun appears to have violated its contract with Times News Service. Toward the bottom of the budget, a paragraph stipulates that sharing the document constitutes a violation of the contract terms. Just after midnight the Sun pulled the story and apologized, appropriately, via Twitter. Facebook / Las Vegas Sun “Due to a technical problem, the Las Vegas Sun prematurely published a New York Times News Service story Sunday on the Sun’s website. The problem occurred when a new wire feed that the Sun implemented last week failed to recognize that the story was embargoed for publication at a later time. The Sun has pulled the story from its site and apologizes for this inadvertent error.”

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Tribune Co Cuts 700 | NYT‘s D.C. Staff Shakeup | AOL Kills Winamp

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Tribune Co. Reorganizes Publishing Unit, Cutting Nearly 700 Jobs (Chicago Tribune)
Tribune Co. announced a restructuring of its publishing business Wednesday to focus on its digital efforts and streamline operations, resulting in nearly 700 job losses across the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and six other daily newspapers. TVSpy The layoffs, which did not affect the company’s television stations, come at the end of an eventful year for Tribune. The company emerged from bankruptcy in January with a plan to shift focus to its television stations, naming television executive Liguori CEO just weeks later. LA Times / Money & Co The reorganization is “not by any means a Hail Mary pass,” the company’s president and CEO, Robert Liguori, said, stressing that the newspapers are profitable. NYT The cuts, which represent about 6 percent of the company’s 11,000 employees, will affect mostly its business side. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media “Unfortunately, organizing around functional lines rather than maintain what we’re doing locally, there is going to be some staff reductions,” said Liguori. “We are not going to be reducing any of our frontline reporters. Over time there will be some small reductions on the editorial side, but we want to maintain our best-in-class local journalism.” Poynter / MediaWire In its most recent financial report, Tribune noted it had eliminated 360 positions in 2013 across the company, which also has a broadcasting division. The reductions came “primarily in publishing,” the company said. NY Post “The move anticipates a tough 2014,” said Ken Doctor, an analyst and founder of Newsonomics. “Tribune is battening down the hatches, looking at another, similar high single-digit decline in print ads. Massive cutting is the only way to preserve meager profit.”

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NY Times Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt to Step Down, Carolyn Ryan to Take Over [Updated]

NYtimes buildingPolitico is reporting that David Leonhardt, The New York Times’ Washington bureau chief, is stepping down and will be replaced by Carolyn Ryan, the Times’ political editor.

Leonhardt has been with the Times since 1999, and was named Washington bureau chief in 2011. He succeeded Dean Baquet, who was bumped up to managing editor.

Ryan was named political editor in May of this year. She previously served as the paper’s metro editor.

We reached out to the Times for comment and further information. We’ll update when we hear back.

Update (12:55 pm):
Jill Abramson sent out a memo explaining the changes. Leonhardt will now oversee a new vertical that will focus on the intersection of data and news (read: a new FiveThirtyEight). Also, the Times is launching a “tip sheet” startup for fans of Washington. Carl Hulse will be managing it. See below for Abramson’s full note.

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The New York Times’ Amy Chozick Shifts to Politics

As a media blog, we’ve become quite familiar with the work of Amy Chozick, who has been covering corporate media for The New York Times since 2011. So we’re sort of sad to hear that she’s moving to the paper’s political team, but also happy for her.

According to a memo from Carolyn Ryan, the Times’ political editor, Chozick will be focusing her reporting on Hillary Clinton and the Clintons. Below is the full note from Ryan.

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Jonathan Martin Joins New York Times

Jonathan Martin is leaving Politico for The New York Times. Martin has been with Politico since its debut, back in 2007. Martin is joining the Times as a national political correspondent.

In a memo announcing the hire, Carolyn Ryan, the Times’ political editor, wrote, “Jonathan is a natural for the role: he has an unending passion for politics, an intrepid journalistic spirit and an astonishingly extensive Rolodex.”

Martin most recently served as senior political writer for Politico. He was their main reporter on the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaign trail. Before coming to Politico, Martin worked at The National Journal’s The Hotline and at The National Review.

Martin has also talked politics on a variety of networks, including NPR, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, CBS and more.

Ryan’s full note is below.

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New York Times Names Carolyn Ryan Political Editor

The New York Times has named Carolyn Ryan its political editor. Ryan was most recently the paper’s metro editor. Wendell Jamieson, most recently deputy metro editor, will succeed Ryan as metro editor.

In a memo announcing the changes, the Times’ executive editor Jill Abramson and managing editor Dean Baquet wrote, “While we may be cutting short her fabulous run as Metropolitan Editor, it seems only natural to turn to Carolyn to be our next political editor and lead our coverage. Yes, we are beginning earlier than usual, but with a mayoral race, the Clintons, an ambitious governor, congressional races and the walk up to 2016, it seems urgent to have a full-time political chief and Carolyn is raring to go.”

The full note from Abramson and Baquet is below.

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Ladies! Get Tips on Pitching Stories from Some Pros

As we all know, there’s a dearth of female bylines among the biggest publications. While there have been a variety of explanations for why that is, one thing that keeps coming up is that those titles just don’t see that many pitches from women. Well ladies, you’re in luck. A panel of pros wants to help you out.

On May 29 at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, a decorated group including Evan Ratliff, founder of The Atavist; Carolyn Ryan, Metro editor of The New York Times; Jessica Pressler, contributing editor to New York and Katherine Lanpher, an award-winning print and broadcast journalist, will be discussing the best techniques for pitching ideas.

The event — “Throw Like a Girl: Pitching the Hell Out of Your Stories” — is being put together by Her Girl Friday, and will be moderated by Amy O’Leary, a reporter with The New York Times. It’s also free, so you have no excuses. Oh, and there’s a “boozy mixer” afterward, so there’ll be plenty of time for shotgunning PBRs when the panel is finished. No need to get too liquored up while everyone is talking.

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New York Times Taps Carolyn Ryan to be Metro Editor

Bill Keller just issued a memo to the Times staff that Carolyn Ryan, who joined the paper in 2007, has been named the new Metro section Editor. Ryan was a key part of the paper’s Eliot Spitzer resignation coverage, among many other high profile stories. Keller said in the memo to staffers that Ryan is “both scrupulous and fearless,” and is the right person for Metro:

Running it takes an editor both deft and driven, a balance of restlessness and patience, and a sturdy spine. An irreverent sense of humor helps. Carolyn Ryan is that kind of editor.