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Washington Post Publisher Announces Newsroom Move to One Franklin Square (FishbowlDC)
Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth announced in a memo to staff the paper’s relocation to One Franklin Square. HuffPost One Franklin Square is located in downtown Washington, D.C. Weymouth said that the move is set for 2016 and the new location is expected to be “a more efficient and collaborative space.” Poynter / MediaWire The new digs are about three blocks from the news organization’s current location. The Washington Post / Digger The selection of the building followed a real estate hunt that began in February of last year before Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, acquired the newspaper in October. Washington Business Journal / Breaking Ground The Post signed a long-term lease with Hines Interests LP for the space in the West Tower of 1301 K Street NW. The Post has been working on a deal with Hines for some time now.

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Gizmodo Editor Replaced

Geoff Manaugh [pictured] is out as editor of Gawker’s tech site Gizmodo after only nine months. According to a memo obtained by Jim Romenesko, Manaugh and Gawker weren’t a good match:

Geoff is a real talent and one of the smartest thinkers in our editorial group, but unfortunately did not integrate well with the structure both within his team and the company as a whole.

Manaugh seemed to agree, tweeting “Fun while it lasted, but time to get back to writing. The good news is I never have to use Kinja again.”

Prior to joining Gawker, Manaugh was a senior editor for Dwell and a contributing editor to Wired UK. He is also the founder of Bldg Blog.

Brian Barrett will succeed Manaugh as Gizmodo’s editor-in-chief.