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Fortune Adds to Online Team

Fortune has made a few additions to its online team. Below are the details.

  • Verne Kopytoff has been named senior editor. He’ll be based in San Francisco and will start April 28. Kopytoff spent almost a decade as a reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle. He has also worked as a contract reporter for The New York Times.
  • Geoff Smith has also been named senior editor. He’ll be based in London and will start May 19. Smith spent almost 20 years with Dow Jones Newswire and The Wall Street Journal.
  • Phil Wahba joins as a reporter covering retail and consumer brands. Wahba comes to Fortune from Reuters, where he covered the same beat for five years.
  • The following reporters all join May 5: Ben Geier, Tom Huddleston Jr., John Kell, Laura Lorenzetti and Benjamin Snyder.
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    What People Are Saying About Newsweek Ending Print Edition

    As you know, Newsweek has decided to end its print edition. We’re sad about it, but not everyone is. Below is a sampling of what people are saying about an icon going dark.

    Howard Fineman, The Huffington Post:

    I tweeted earlier today that I was going to be “ruminating” about the death of Newsweek and someone suggested that I ‘ruminate’ instead on the decline of ”News with a capital ‘N.”Well I have, and I don’t believe for a minute that one equals the other. We want to do excellent reporting and writing; the best way to honor a place such as Newsweek is to seek to match what it did in both.

    Kevin Lincoln, BuzzFeed:

    Critics suggested that Brown had lost her touch, but in fact the game had changed, and she was trying to do the impossible. Brown realized that the media ecosystem favored viral images, and her covers spread on blogs and the social web. But they failed to carry the cover stories, or the magazine, with them.

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