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Bloomberg View Continues Its Onslaught of New Hires in International Push

Bloomberg View, the financial news behemoth’s opinion site, continued its steroid-like growth on Friday with the announcement of new names on its U.S. and Asia editorial boards, new columnists and a full-time writer for its blog, The Ticker.

Current columnist Clive Crook, whose resumé includes years at the Financial Times, The Atlantic and The Economist, will join the editorial board alongside the Singapore-based Nisid Hajari, Newsweek‘s former managing and foreign editor. Matthew C. Klein, who previously wrote for The Economist, will blog for Bloomberg’s burgeoning site.

To boot, View has hired as a columnist Lanhee J. Chen, the former chief policy director of Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. And Megan Greene, the former director of European economic research at Roubini Global Economics, will contribute columns from Europe.

“Adding talent of this caliber brings us closer to our goal of being a central hub for the highest-quality opinion and analysis on the web,” David Shipley, the site’s executive editor, said in a statement. “Our new writers deepen our editorial bench, and the strategic additions to our Editorial Board add strength in key areas: Europe, Asia, and global economics and finance.”

These just the latest marquee hires as Bloomberg beefs up its various editorial properties.

Earlier this month, View scooped up Jonathan Landman, the New York Times culture editor who took a buyout earlier this year, as its editor-at-large and expanded columnist Jeffery Goldberg‘s role. And a day before that announcement, View named Tim O’Brien, the two-year executive editor of The Huffington Post, as its publisher.

While Bloomberg has established itself as a key player in journalism, the newswire has struggled to attract big-name personalities that would make it a destination news source. Its recent hires seem to buck this trend

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Jonathan Landman Joins Bloomberg View

Bloomberg View has made another high profile hire. Jonathan Landman, who accepted a buyout from The New York Times in January, is coming aboard as an editor-at-large. Landman had been with the Times for over two decades.

“Jon has a record of revolutionizing and improving everything he touches,” said David Shipley, Bloomberg View’s executive editor, in a statement. “He will bring a fresh set of eyes to a number of important initiatives that will help Bloomberg journalism reach ever more readers. Jon’s a great journalist and a superb leader and it’s thrilling to have him as a colleague.”

Just yesterday Tim O’Brien was named publisher, so it’s obvious Bloomberg View is looking to make waves. Now, if only people actually read the site.

Hollywood, Meet the New York Times’ New Culture Editor

Nikki Finke was first on the west coast this morning to some major Grey Lady news: the appointment of Danielle Mattoon as culture editor and Sia Michel as editor for Arts & Leisure. As Finke points out, even though Hollywood does not read the paper nearly as much as it used to, the moves still put Mattoon at the top of the Tinseltown PR pitch-list.

Finke also reminds that this NYT news should have really come out before the Oscars:

Executive editor Jill Abramson‘s announcement today was nearly four weeks late according to her own timetable for naming a new culture editor. Then again, she has a lot on her plate because her publication is beset by financial problems, editorial buyouts, stiff competition, not to mention conservative critics who want to put what they see as the Liberal Paper Of Record out of business.

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Joyce Wadler Accepts New York Times Buyout

Joyce Wadler is the latest big name to take the buyout package being offered by the New York Times. The New York Observer reports that Wadler’s decision was announced in an internal memo today. Wadler, who has been with the Times for many years, plans to pursue humor writing.

Wadler joins Jonathan Landman and Jacques Steinberg, both of whom took the buyout offer that Jill Abramson was “begging and pleading” some of the Times’ top editors to accept.

The deadline for editors to make their decisions (or else) is January 24.

Jonathan Landman to Leave New York Times

Jonathan Landman, the culture editor for The New York Times since 2009, is leaving the paper. According to a memo obtained by Poynter, Landman is accepting a buyout from the Times.

“We all know that the newsroom has to reduce its costs,” wrote Landman. “No less urgent is its responsibility to cultivate a new generation of leaders. My continued presence would help accomplish neither. So it’s time to go.”

Landman has been with the Times for 26 years.

Editorial Changes At NYT: Corbett Named Standards Editor, Landman To Lead Culture

Jonathan Landman.jpgNew York Times executive editor Bill Keller has announced two new changes atop the editorial staff at the paper, starting with the announcement yesterday that Deputy News Editor Phil Corbett will be taking on the role of associate managing editor for standards next month after Craig Whitney retires.

“In that role, Phil will become the newsroom’s voice for all standards and ethics questions relating to content and news coverage, both in the printed newspaper and on the Web,” Keller said in a memo to staff. “This includes responsibility — along with Greg Brock — for dealing with corrections and editors’ notes, as well as questions from the Public Editor. He will also be the teller’s window for vetting conflict of interest and other policy rules outlined in the handbook on Ethical Journalism.”

Then today, Keller announced to the Times staff that Deputy Managing Editor Jonathan Landman (right) would be taking over the culture editor role vacated by Sam Sifton last month when he was picked to take up Frank Bruni‘s restaurant critic beat.

Keller called Landman’s selection a “no-brainer,” and noted that as he steps away from his role overseeing the Times‘s digital newsroom, the paper’s other leaders (including Keller himself) will have to focus more heavily on the Web:

“In proposing this change, Jon made a strong case that, in the next stage of integration, the support and promotion of this new kind of journalism must become more fully the responsibility of the newsroom’s top leadership — me, [managing editor Jill Abramson] and [managing editor John Geddes]. He reminded me that in the original proposal for an integrated newsroom — May, 2005 — I insisted that it is not enough to create new advocates for Web journalism within the NYT newsroom; the newsroom would be truly integrated only when the top editors took as much responsibility for our digital journalism as they do for the more traditional kind. We’ve stopped a little short of that ambition, in large part because we had Jon to defer to and depend on. We’ll have more to say on this important subject, but the main thing to say now is that Jill and I, in particular, see this as time to rearrange our priorities and devote more of our bandwidth to digital journalism.”

Said Landman in an announcement about his move today:

“It’s time for the newsroom to take the next step toward full integration, to put management of Web journalism and print in the same hands. That’s how we’ll be able to do the ambitious work we want to do.”

Read more of Keller’s memos about both Corbett and Landman here.

After the jump, the press release from the Times today announcing Landman’s appointment.

(Photo courtesy of The New York Times)

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