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Posts Tagged ‘Katie Baker’

Karla Zabludovsky Departs NYT for Newsweek

After linking this afternoon on Twitter to Capital New York reporter Joe Pompeo‘s summary of the first round of staff hires at the “new” Newsweek, here’s how New York Times Mexico City-based reporter Karla Zabludovsky further framed it:

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Zabludovsky is the magazine’s new Latin America correspondent. According to Pompeo, she is just one of several impressive hires. Also enlisted to help revive the brand-name newsweekly are Alexander Nazaryan, coming over from The Atlantic Wire to cover culture and science, and two more:

Newsweek‘s new international editor, Capital has learned, is Nicholas Wapshott, a veteran British journalist who’s held top positions at The Times of London in addition to a role as a contributing columnist at Reuters.

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Grantland Gang Set to Invade Skylight Books

To celebrate the arrival of the second issue of the Grantland Quarterly, Skylight Books in Los Feliz will host a quartet of the Web publication’s staffers for an April 9 reading and Q&A event. Attending Monday night will be Katie Baker, Rafe Bartholomew, Tom Bissell and Molly Lambert.

The publication is a combination of Web best-of and print exclusives. Lambert could be in for a fun time in particular, as her contribution to Issue #2 is all about the Kardashians.

Baker writes in the latest issue about female marathoners, Bartholomew profiles Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra while Bissell takes stock of Dead Island, the latest release from Techland. The issue retails for $25.

The event begins at 7:30pm. More info here.

ESPN The Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine Come to New York

On May 11th, ESPN The Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine – an orginization that puts on live, one night only “magazines” – will perform at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Perfoming Arts.

Here’s how it works: A mix of writers, filmmakers, photographers and artists all unveil new pieces, live on stage, in the format of a magazine. Some of the people contributing include ESPN analyst Jay BilasNew Yorker writer William Finnegan, ESPN writer Katie Baker, artist Andrew KuoFound magazine creator Davy RothbartESPN The Magazine writer Alyssa Roenigk, and New York Times Magazine writer Jon Mooallem.

Sounds pretty cool, right? Well we think so, which is why we’re going. You should too. Tickets are $25, and go on sale this Thursday at noon.

ESPN’s Bill Simmons to Launch His Own Site

ESPN’s star blogger Bill Simmons is finally going solo…Well, not exactly. He recently re-upped with ESPN and will be writing for them for the foreseeable future. But Simmons is launching his own site, backed by ESPN but not under the ESPN banner.

“This is something that was really important to me when my contract was up at the end of last year,” Simmons told the Sports Business Journal. “It’s going to have a bunch of quality writers. And it’s going to have the flexibility to have a lot of people come in and write one time a year or a couple of times a year, whatever. I’m hoping that we’re going to have enough quality people coming out of the gate that other people are also going to want to write for it.”

Simmons says he’s already signed up two writers in Chuck Klosterman and Katie Baker. He expects to have a fulltime staff of between 8 to 12 writers. Simmons gave no time frame for the site’s launch.

Lane Brown Departs New York

Lane Brown just announced via Twitter that he’s leaving his position at New York and Vulture for the yet to be named Bill Simmons venture. Brown is going to be the editor of the site’s pop culture section, which given his background, is a perfect fit.

Simmons is really adding some talent to this project – Chuck Klosterman will be writing there and Katie Baker joined on Wednesday – so we’re wondering what the site is going to be. Whatever happens, we’re sure people will either love it or hate it, because that’s just how it works with The Sports Guy.