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The Cut Adds Fashion Features Editor

Kurt Soller, online style editor for Esquire, is leaving the magazine for a spot with New York’s ever-expanding fashion/lifestyle site, The Cut. Soller will be a fashion features editor for the site.

“On Monday, I start a new job at @nymag, editing fashion features for @thecut,” tweeted Soller. “Can’t wait to get started!”

Soller joins a growing staff at The Cut, which includes editorial director Stella Bugbee; features editor Maureen O’Connor; senior editor Charlotte Cowles; and beauty editor Christina Han

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NYT Freelancer Loses Gig Over Thrillist’s Jamaica Trip

30_34_mikealbo_i.jpgLast week we ran an article that incorrectly speculated that Newsweek‘s ethics issue with Thrillist.com‘s Jamaica Junket for over 100 members of the press would force them to take repercussions against Kurt Soller, a staff writer who took up the invitation. Newsweek contacted us and said Soller was not the issue: He had been given permission by his editor, though the publication still planned to reimburse Thrillist for the trip. No actions were to be taken against Soller.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Mike Albo of The New York Times (also known as the bitingly funny The Underminer), who freelances for the Times as The Critical Shopper. He was fired yesterday after a week-long debate over whether the nature of his taking the trip’s freebies constituted an ethical violation. As Albo told NYMag.com‘s Daily Intel gamely:

“I look forward to trying on cashmere sweaters I can’t afford for other publications.”

Thrillist Junket Fallout: Times Freelancer Mike Albo Fired –Daily Intel

Earlier: Newsweek Calls Thrillist-Tripping Journos on Ethics Violations

(Photo via Brooklyn Paper)

Newsweek Calls Thrillist-Tripping Journos on Ethics Violations

JMLogoSquare.jpgThe 150 journalists and guests who had the pleasure of vacationing last weekend in Jamaica for free were repaying their hosts/benefactors, Thrillist.com and Jetblue, with tons of tweets and Internet hype. Some would say that’s worth it’s weight in gold for the New York-based daily e-mail group, or they wouldn’t keep throwing these elaborate parties.

In fact, for most freelancing journalists, getting on Thrillist’s Director of Communications Flavie Bagnol‘s good side means invitations to nightclubs, Vegas, and even the Hamptons, all with goodie bags and free drinks.

But no good deed goes unpunished, as they say.

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