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The Atlantic Names Gideon Lichfield Global News Editor of Quartz

The Atlantic Media Company has named Gideon Lichfield Global News Editor of its yet-to-launch business venture, Quartz. Lichfield comes to the site from The Economist, where he has been in some capacity since 1996.

Lichfield started as a Science Correspondent at The Economist, then went on to head the Mexico City, Moscow, and Jerusalem bureaus. He also served as the magazine’s Deputy Digital Editor and had been Media Editor since earlier this year.

“Gideon is a top caliber journalist with a deep understanding of the world and of digital media,” said Kevin Delaney, Quartz’s Editor-in-Chief. “He’s the ideal person to lead our news coverage and analysis and make Quartz an essential read on the new global economy.”

Atlantic Media Names New Business Site ‘Quartz’

That new business vertical that the Atlantic Media Company has been hyping for the last several months finally has a name: Quartz. Why Quartz? According to a press release, Atlantic picked that name because it “embodies the new brand’s essential character: global, disruptive, and digital.” Also, apparently Q and Z are the two least used letters of the English language, making the site’s address — QZ.com — easy to remember for people who can’t grasp words with more than two letters.

“We’re making great progress in our efforts to build a new kind of business news venture,” said Kevin Delaney, the site’s Editor-in-Chief. “We named it Quartz after the mineral that’s a key component of tectonic shifts. We see the present world of business undergoing a seminal shift — and Quartz will be there, providing the leaders of this new global economy with the information they need.”

Quartz still has no launch date, so until we find that out, feel free to irrationally criticize or passionately praise the name.

The Atlantic Makes Another Business Vertical Hire

Michael Donohoe has been hired as Product Engineering Director for The Atlantic Media’s new business site, which is set to launch at some point later this year. Donohoe comes to Atlantic Media from RealNetworks, a company that creates media sharing software. Donohoe had been RealNetworks Senior Software Engineer since June of 2011.

“Michael is responsible for some of the most creative product and engineering work in digital media over the past five years,” said Kevin Delaney, Editor-in-Chief of the business brand. “His leadership will drive innovation across tablets, mobile devices, and the desktop web, to provide global business professionals with access to information instantly, conveniently, wherever they are.”

Prior to his time at RealNetworks, Donohoe had held various positions at The New York Times Company, starting in 2003.

Atlantic Media’s Business Vertical Grabs Former Gawker Vet

The pieces are slowly coming together for Atlantic Media’s business vertical, which is launching later this year. Kevin Delaney and Zach Seward came aboard in January and February respectively, and now Chris Batty, a former veteran of Gawker Media, has been named Publisher of the business venture.

Batty tells Ad Age that the new site will take aim at two lofty brands. “We’re still doing our deep dive on our brand DNA but it’s not going to be something that people recognize as totally foreign from The Atlantic,” Batty explains. “It will have extremely high-quality content and advertising programming. The brand is global — it’s really a run at the space at The Economist and The Financial Times currently occupy.”

Might as well aim high, right?

Atlantic Media Adds Senior Editor to Business Vertical

Atlantic Media has added Zach Seward to its global business brand as a Senior Editor. Seward reports to Kevin Delaney, who left WSJ.com in January, to become the new brand’s Editor-in-Chief. Seward comes to the site from The Wall Street Journal as well, where he was editor of outreach and social media.

Delaney said that Seward’s unique way of thinking about news and how people consume it will be beneficial to the brand. “Our goal is to be disruptive, open-minded and bold in rethinking how people get news and analysis,” Delaney said. “Zach is one of the smartest thinkers about digital opportunities for journalistic innovation and will play a lead role in shaping our efforts.”

The business brand is launching later this year.

WaPo Managing Editor Moves Back to WSJ

Raju Narisetti has departed the Washington Post and rejoined the Wall Street Journal. He will be the Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which includes wsj.com, SmartMoney.com and MarketWatch.

Narisetti will also be Deputy Managing Editor of the Journal. Narisetti last worked for the company in 2006, as editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe.

“Raju has done remarkable work as the digital czar at the Washington Post, integrating print and online businesses, building a successful web site, and developing key relationships with the digerati,” said Robert Thomson, Editor-in-Chief of Dow Jones and Managing Editor of the Journal.

Narisetti succeeds Kevin Delaney, who departed wsj.com yesterday.

WSJ.com Loses Top Editor to Atlantic Media Company

The Atlantic Media Company has named Kevin Delaney as its Editor-in-Chief of a global business brand, expected to launch later this year. Delaney comes to Atlantic Media from The Wall Street Journal Online (wsj.com), where he was Managing Editor since 2009. Delaney had been with Dow Jones since the mid 90s, but jumped at the chance to be a part of the new digital venture.

“This is a great moment to create a new digital service for a global readership and provide readers with news and real insights at the pace of the Web,” said Delaney. “Given its online and journalistic accomplishments, Atlantic Media is an excellent home for such an effort, and I’m proud to join.”

The business undertaking — which will be headquartered here, with offices eventually opening in Asia and Europe — will be Atlantic Media’s first global launch since the Washington-based brand 15 years ago.

The Wall Street Journal Chooses iPhone 4

The Wall Street Journal is equipping its print reporters with iPhone 4s, hoping to capitalize on the phone’s unique video capablitlies. According to Kevin Delaney, Managing Editor for the Journal, the paper uses a ton of video footage and that footage attracts a lot of views, so it’s important to have a device that allows reporters to produce high quality content. The New York Times’ staffers also use iPhone 4s for their video reporting.

Delaney tells Beet.TV that about 24 reporters are now being trained to use the iPhones, and eventually many more will be distributed.

FishbowlNY assumes that only senior reporters will be issued the new white iPhone 4, because it’s very special. At least that’s what the ads tell us.

WSJ.Com Snags Washington Post Editor

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The Washington Post
lost its Innovations Editor to The Wall Street Journal‘s website today, when it was announced that starting March 15th, Jonathan Krim will be heading over to WSJ.com to take over the position of senior deputy managing editor. (We just hope that title can all fit on one business card.)

Krim’s tenure with the post has lasted for almost 10 years, as he’s moved from a staff reporter on the tech beat to managing editor and director of strategic initiatives. Krim also directed and edited two Pultizer Prize-winning series while working at the San Jose Mercury News.

Read the memo from WSJ.Com managing editor Kevin Delaney after the jump.

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WSJ.com Gets New Digital Czar

journal logo 2.pngYesterday, we reported that Rebecca Blumenstein, the managing editor of WSJ.com, had been promoted to international editor of the paper. So, it follows that someone would have to be named to replace her.

Last night, Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson sent a memo to staffers announcing the promotion of WSJ.com’s deputy managing editor Kevin Delaney to the Web site’s top spot.

Delaney started his career at the Journal as an intern in college in 1992. He went on to work in the paper’s Paris and San Francisco bureaus before joining the WSJ.com staff. He was named deputy managing editor of the site in July 2008.

Thomson’s full memo, after the jump

Previously: WSJ.com Managing Editor Blumenstein Named Journal Deputy Editor

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