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Garance Franke-Ruta Joins Yahoo News

Yahoo! has hired Garance Franke-Ruta as Washington editor for Yahoo News. Franke-Ruta comes to Yahoo News from The Atlantic, where she served as a senior editor with a focus on national politics.

“Garance has the creativity, passion and experience that Yahoo News needs to break news and create conversation with our political coverage,” said Megan Liberman, editor-in-chief of Yahoo News, in a statement. “She also happens to be one of the smartest and most social media savvy political journalists in the business. I am delighted to have her guiding our Washington bureau.”

Previously, Franke-Ruta worked at The Washington PostThe American ProspectThe Washington City Paper and The New Republic.

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Daniel Klaidman Named Deputy Editor of Yahoo News

Daniel Klaidman is joining Yahoo News as deputy editor. Klaidman comes to the site from The Daily Beast, where he served as national political correspondent.

“Dan is an exceptional choice for deputy editor of Yahoo News,” said Megan Liberman, editor-in-chief of Yahoo News, in a statement. “He is known for his talent in guiding writers and reporters, conceiving high-impact original stories, reacting quickly and creatively to breaking news and managing a large and active newsroom. He will make a huge contribution to the Yahoo News team.”

Prior to his time at The Daily Beast, Klaidman served as Newsweek’s managing editor from 2006 to 2011. He also served as the magazine’s Washington bureau chief from 2001 to 2006. Klaidman joined Newsweek in 1996.

Klaidman’s appointment is effective immediately.

Matt Bai Leaves NY Times for Yahoo News

Another one bites the dust. Sort of. We just told you about Brian Stelter leaving The New York Times, and now Matt Bai is departing too. Bai is joining Yahoo! News as a national political columnist.

Bai had been with the Times since 2002, and during his tenure as chief political correspondent for the Times Magazine, he covered the last three presidential elections.

“Matt has an ideal voice for Yahoo News,” said Megan Liberman, editor-in-chief of Yahoo News, in a statement. “He has a singular ability to write about politics in a way that will connect with Yahoo News’ broad readership and bring in younger readers who aren’t always attracted to political commentary. I’m thrilled he is joining us.”

Now please, no one else leave the Times today. We can barely keep up.

Megan Liberman Named Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo! News

Yahoo! News has named Megan Liberman its editor-in-chief. Liberman was most recently deputy news editor of The New York Times. Liberman will be tasked with expanding Yahoo! News’ team and creating new features for the site.

Liberman was previously The New York Times Magazine’s deputy editor and first online editor. She also created the popular parenting blog, Motherlode.

“Megan is a dynamic addition to the Yahoo News team,” said Robertson Barrett, VP of Yahoo! News and Finance, in a statement. “As deputy news editor at The New York Times she drove some of the most successful digital initiatives, from its blog network to Nate Silver’s multi-platform presence to live streamed coverage of the 2012 elections. With that type of experience, she is a natural fit to lead editorial for the world’s largest news site, and she will help us take Yahoo News to the next level.”

Liberman’s appointment is effective immediately.

Nate Silver Had a Great Night

Nate Silver, the numbers guy and author of FiveThirtyEight, absolutely crushed it last night. Silver had come under fire for his presidential predictions — most notably from Joe Scarborough and Dylan Byers, of Politico — but as the results rolled in, it became clear that he correctly called the way each state would turn. Scarborough has yet to say anything about Silver’s good night, but Byers did tweet “Nate Silver nailed it.”

The video above features Silver speaking with The New York Times’ blog editor Megan Liberman about the results. To his credit, Silver didn’t take the opportunity to gloat. He did, however, post a perfect tweet after Obama was declared the winner:

New York Times Magazine Publishes Story Online Two Weeks Early

nytmagazine.jpgFor the first time ever, The New York Times has posted a story that’s set to run in its Sunday magazine two weeks before the publication date. The lengthy feature, written by Peter Baker, focuses on the Obama administration’s work combating terrorism, a topic that has particular relevance in the face of the failed attack on Christmas Day.

When publications like the Times magazine have newsy content, it’s hard for them to sit on them until the scheduled publication date. As a result, they can choose to publish part or all of their articles online prior to print publication — and risk alienating their print readers. But the decision to publish the story two weeks early will most likely not deter readers from picking up a Sunday Times on January 17; it is, after all, only one story in the paper, and the Times always publishes its stories online at least a few hours before the print version is available, if not a few days early in the case of many recent Sunday magazine pieces.

The Times‘ deputy magazine editor Megan Liberman told Politico‘s Michael Calderone that publishing those magazine stories early “doesn’t dampen interest” in the content before the weekend. What’s more, Liberman added that the story itself could change between now and its eventual print date if more terrorism-related news emerges before its Friday close. It was the “urgency” of this particular story that warranted the early, unprecedented, online publishing of this piece.

The difference between magazine stories online and in print are vast. Long-form pieces are sometimes easier to read as a hard copy, and the relationship between the art and the words in a magazine article creates an experience that can’t be duplicated with columns of digital text. So, although this story will be read countless times before its print version ever reaches readers’ hands, there’s still a case for reading it (again) in that format.

Do you agree?

Read more: Inside Obama’s War on TerrorismNew York Times Magazine

NYT pushes mag story up two weeks; editor says ‘urgency set in’ –Politico