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Fortune Announces Editorial Changes

Earlier we learned of several editorial moves at WWD, and now Fortune has announced their own. Below are the highlights, followed by the memo announcing the changes from Andy Serwer, Fortune’s managing editor.

  • Cliff Leaf is retuning to Fortune as assistant managing editor. Leaf was recently guest editor for The New York Times op-ed page and Sunday Review section. Previously he served as executive editor of Fortune.
  • Megan McCarthy has been named senior editor of Fortune.com. She comes to Fortune from Reuters.
  • Andrew Nusca has been named senior editor. He most recently served as writer/editor for CBS Interactive’s ZDNet.
  • Claire Zillman has joined as a writer for Fortune.com. She was most recently a staff reporter at American Lawyer magazine.
  • Jen Wieczner has been named writer/reporter. Wieczner comes to Fortune from MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal.
  • Jaclyn Laraso has been named photo editor of Fortune.com. She most recently served as photo editor at Parenting.com.
  • Neil Harris has joined Fortune as an associate photo editor. He had been with Time since 2010.

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Exodus from New York Observer Continues

Elizabeth Spiers left the New York Observer in August, and ever since then, the floodgates appear to be open. Capital New York reports that another Spiers hire, Megan McCarthy, is departing the paper. McCarthy is the fourth Observer staffer to leave within a couple weeks.

The others who departed include Foster Kamer (left for Complex), Brian Gallagher (moving) and Laura Griffin (unknown).

McCarthy did not say what her plans for the future were.

Former Gawker Employee, Robot Run Mediagazer.com

Since FishbowlLA has recently been featured at Mediagazer.com, we thought we’d check in to find out more about this media news aggregator.

The site was founded in March 2010 and is part of a larger group of sites run out of San Francisco and Palo Alto, four in all. In addition to Mediagazer.com, there is Techmeme.com (tech news), WeSmirch.com (celebrity news), and Memeorandum.com (politics). Until recently, Megan McCarthy, who got her start with Gawker’s ValleyWag, was San Francisco based, but she now—along with a robot tool—runs Mediagazer.com out of New York City.

Company founder and CEO Gabe Rivera tells FishbowlLA via email that the big spikes so far for Mediagazer.com have come courtesy of the News of the World, the AOL-Huffington Post merger, and the launch of The Daily. Revenue is derived from “Sponsor Post” news and paid job section listings.

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