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Jessica Bennett Joins Sheryl Sandberg Organization

Jessica Bennett is joining Sheryl Sandberg as the editorial lead of Lean In. In a Facebook update, Sandberg wrote, “So excited to welcome Jessica Bennett to the Lean In team! Jessica is joining us to run Editorial – helping us connect women all over the world with their passion for leaning in!”

According to its site, Lean In is “committed to offering women the ongoing inspiration and support to help them achieve their goals.” It was founded by Sandberg and Gina Bianchini.

Bennett comes to Lean In from Tumblr, where she served as executive editor of the site’s now-folded Storyboard.

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Tumblr Hires Writers to Report on Tumblr, Tumblr Users, Other Items No One Cares About

Tumblr, the blogging site, has hired two writers to cover the site and its users. The New York Times reports that Chris Mohney, a Senior Vice President for Content at BlackBook Media, has been named Editor-in-Chief and Jessica Bennett, a Senior Writer and Editor at Newsweek/The Daily Beast, is Executive Editor.

Mohney and Bennett’s articles will appear on Tumblr’s homepage, with the hope that it will keep users lingering, thus making the site more attractive to advertisers. The two will be tasked with writing about the dynamics of Tumblr and the people behind the blogs. “I’m trying to figure out how we cover the ideas, themes and people who live in it,” Bennett told the Times.

Oh! Well, that just sounds… Terrible.

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The 2011 Front Page Awards

FishbowlNY was fortunate enough to be invited as one of Marie Claire magazine’s guests to this year’s Front Page Awards, presented by The Newswomen’s Club of New York, honoring female journalists across a variety of media. The title’s editor at large, Abigail Pesta, was among the evening’s honorees for her piece “An American Tragedy,” which provided a harrowing, in-depth glimpse into honor killings in the U.S.

This year’s dinner was held at the Down Town Club in the Financial District and hosted by Toni Reinhold, president of the Newswomen’s Club and a reporter for Reuters.

Among the bold names at the event was anchor Dan Rather, who attended in support of his colleagues at “Dan Rather Reports,” several of whom won awards last night.

For a full list of the evening’s winners, click through.

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