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Yahoo! Hires New Entertainment Writers

Yahoo! is adding four seasoned writers to its entertainment section. Will Leitch will write about film, Erin Carlson will cover celebrity news, Caryn Ganz will focus on music, and Lindsay Robertson will be all over boob tube reporting. From Variety.com:

“I wanted people who had original voice content you couldn’t get anywhere else,” said [Managing Editor Courtney Reimer], whose previous posts include MTV, VH1 and New York Magazine. “I was careful to make sure they would hit this voice.”

The four writers will be responsible for generating original content, full time, in the form of editorial pieces, commentary and even video. Reimer said they were hired partly for their popular and respected bylines in the industry.

A nice break from the online trend of hiring young, inexperienced writers that will work for slave wages. Boo-ya, Yahoo!

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NowPublic Releases Randomly Assembled New York ‘MostPublic’ List

Julia Allison Arianna Huffington.jpgWe love lists. Especially ones that sort of tell us what we already know, except they randomly switch it around just to keep it interesting? Make sure we’re paying attention? It’s not clear. Anyway, with that in mind, we bring you NowPublic’s — the “world’s largest participatory news network” in case you were wondering (maybe comparable to being the world’s largest bookstore?) — list of New York’s top fifty “news influencers.” “Influencers” should not to be confused with “newsmakers” or actual reporters since, as we all know, these are now categories that currently encompass just about anyone who knows how to work a digital recorder or use twitter (yay for us). News “influencers,” however, are apparently people who shape the “media environment,” though they may also use twitter and digital recorders.

So who made the cut, all you newsmakers ask? Well, Fred Wilson and Arianna Huffington hold the top two spots, Lindsay Robertson, Lockhart Steele, and Nick Denton own slots 31,32,33 (in that order), and mediabistro.com’s intrepid leader Laurel Touby, slides in at 48, just ahead of Emily Gould and Brian Stelter. Julia Allison — apparently a “maker” and not an “influencer” — did not merit a mention. The full list is here. We’re not sure why but it sort of feels like reading a tour guide to New York by someone who’s never actually been here.