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The Root Names New Managing Editor

dreyfuss.jpgJust over a month after former Vibe editor Danyel Smith stepped down as managing editor of TheRoot.com, the Washington Post Co.-owned Web site has named a replacement.

Veteran journalist Joel Dreyfuss will take over the post on December 7, a company spokesperson confirmed yesterday.

Dreyfuss, a co-founder of the National Association of Black Journalists and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, was most recently the editor-in-chief of Red Herring, Inc. Throughout the course of his 30+ year career, he has worked at Fortune magazine, PC Magazine, Black Enterprise magazine, Urban Box Office, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, The New York Post and Bloomberg. He has also served as USA TODAY‘s New York Bureau chief and worked as a news producer for San Francisco TV station KPIX and on-air reporter for Northern California public broadcasting net KQED.

“Joel Dreyfuss will certainly bring vast knowledge and extensive creativity to his position as managing editor, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to The Root as we enter this next phase of success,” the company said.

Smith, who joined The Root over the summer after Vibe folded in June, decided to leave the Washington, D.C.-based Web site in October due to issues having to do with her commute from her home in New York.

Read more: The Root Picks Journalism Vet Joel Dreyfuss –Journal-isms

Earlier: Former Vibe Editor Leaves The Root

(Photo by Brian Solis, www.briansolis.com and bub.blicio.us, via flickr)

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TVNewser: The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will present Barbara Walters with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the News and Documentary Emmy Awards this September.

Huffington Post: Arianna Huffington announced two new features on her online news Web site: LobbyBlog, which she billed as “an ongoing, consistently refreshed collection of the latest information on lobbying, lobbyists, the politicians whose arms they are twisting, and the tragic impact they are having on the kind of legislation that is passed — or not passed,” and a “work in progress” called The Real Misery Index, which “aims to provide a more accurate gauge of what is happening in the lives of millions of Americans as a result of the ongoing economic hard times.”

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