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Kevin Roose Frames Fusion with Impressive Vote of Confidence

KevinRooseTwitterProfilePicSpeaking with the kind of clarity and directness that informs his prose, departing New York magazine writer Kevin Roose explained to Re/code’s Edmund Lee what drew him to Fusion TV, his next professional home:

“Fusion is the most ambitious experiment happening in media right now, and I just wanted to be a part of it,” Roose said. “It was that simple.”

Roose will report to Fusion’s Silicon Valley bureau chief Alexis Madrigal, who recently came over from Atlantic Media. And continue to mine the fertile beat that he described in a recent interview with the Daily Californian:

“Technology has become this enormous gold rush filled with hucksters and charlatans and visionaries and geniuses, and I am interested in what is going to come from all of this. Are we just going to end up with 16 great social networks, or are we really going to make the world a lot better?”

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Kevin Roose Leaves New York Times for New York

Kevin Roose is leaving The New York Times to join New York’s “Daily Intel” blog as a Lead Business Writer. Roose had been with the Times for about a year, covering finance and Wall Street.

“I’m thrilled to have Kevin reporting for us — covering the impact that the two great money centers of New York and Silicon Valley have on the rest of the country, both in terms of the companies they build and the wealth they create,” said NYMag.com Editorial Director, Ben Williams. “Kevin will focus not only on deal making and profits, but also on the characters and the culture behind the companies — from Instagram to Goldman Sachs — that Americans obsess over.”

The Unlikely Disciple Has a Book Party

35372369-1.JPGRemember what it was like to be 21? No? Us neither. However we imagine Kevin Roose will clearly remember the book party thrown last night for his debut The Unlikely Disciple, which is about the semester he spent at the Reverend Jerry Falwell‘s Liberty University, a conservative Baptist school in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Roose, who is currently 21, told us he was headed back to Brown as soon as the party was over so he could write his biology(?) exam about the krebs cycle today. That’s dedication!

Roose got his start (if that phrase can be properly applied to a 21 year old published author) as an intern for A.J. Jacobs (who co-hosted the party along with Scott Poulson-Bryant) whilst Jacobs was penning The Year of Living Biblically — for those of you not in the know the book recounts Jacobs’ attempt to follow all the rules in the Bible for one year. Roose told us that apart from it being an amazing opportunity, the strangest part of his internship was when Jacobs was unable to shake his hand due the rule (we are paraphrasing here) the says men can’t touch other men who have spilled their seed on themselves. So there you have it. A few more pics (courtesy of R. Sklar) after the jump.

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