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Modern Luxury Names Exec Editor, Reuters Expands Team

A couple Revolving Door items to note today, involving Modern Luxury and Reuters. Details are below.

A Couple of Great Nikki Finke Strands [Updated]

Here’s the first one. And… Because we can never for whatever reason get on-the-record cooperation from PMC, we intentionally did not go to them for comment. If, after reading this item, someone from that end wants to chime in, we’ll be happy to update below.*

Through the grapevine, we hear that Jay Penske, Mike Fleming Jr. and Nellie Andreeva are actively trying to convince Nikki Finke to return to the Deadline fold. Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that Deadline, minus Finke, now gets traffic-beat by TheWrap. But that’s just a guess. The discussions, we’re told, are ongoing.

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Now, on to the second, even juicier bit of Finke business. We say that because this strand involves some rare phone and email contact between Finke and rival Sharon Waxman.

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TheStreet Names EIC, Reuters Adds Opinion Section Editor

A few moves to note this morning, involving TheStreet and Reuters. Details are below.

  •  Janet Lynne Guyon has been named the new editor-in-chief of TheStreet.com. Guyon comes to the site from Investopedia, where she served as managing editor. She also has almost 20 years experience working for Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal.
  • Jason Fields is joining Reuters as editor-in-charge of its Opinion section. Fields most recently served as national editor of Digtial First Media. He formerly worked for The New York Times, The Washington Post and the AP.

Felix Salmon Leaves Reuters, Quartz Adds Two, Yahoo Names Exec Editor

A couple moves this morning involving Reuters and Quartz, the business site from The Atlantic. Details are below.

    • Felix Salmon is leaving Reuters. The New York Times reports that Salmon hasn’t disclosed where he’s headed next. Salmon had been with Reuters since 2009. Prior to that he worked for Portfolio.
    • Quartz has hired Nikhil Sonnad and Jenni Avins. Sonnad will be a reporter on the site’s Things team and Avins a lifestlye reporter. Sonnad comes to Quartz from Sydney’s The Global Mail. Avins was a contributing editor to New York’s The Cut.
    • Susan Kittenplan is joining Yahoo as executive editor of media initiatives. Kittenplan is the founder of Kittenplan Catalyst LLC and formerly an executive editor of Allure. She has also previously served as a senior editor at GQ, deputy editor at Glamour, and associate editor and researcher at Vanity Fair.

AP Names Beirut Bureau Chief, Reuters Adds Federal Reserve Reporter

A couple moves to note today, involving the Associated Press and Reuters. Details are below.

  • Zeina Karam has been named the AP’s new Beirut bureau chief. Karam has covered the Middle East for the AP for almost 20 years. She is succeeding Elizabeth Kennedy, who is now the AP’s South Asia news director.
  • Howard Schneider is joining Reuters to help lead its Federal Reserve coverage. Schneider was most recently with The Washington Post, covering international economics. He had been with the Post for more than 25 years. Schneider begins April 21.

Reuters Adds Two

Thomson ReutersReuters has added two staffers — Cassandra Garrison and Mike Stone — to its team. Below are the details.

  • Garrison joins Reuters as social media/live news editor. She comes to the company from Metro NY/Boston/Philly, where she served as digital managing editor. Garrison will report to Reuters.com managing editor Brian Tracey. She begins April 7.
  • Stone joins as a M&A reporter, focusing on energy, financial institutions and real estate. Stone comes to Reuters from Dealreporter, where he covered consumer and retail M&A.

Reuters Trio Rewarded with Choice New Assignments

TiffanyWuHeadshotReuters Americas desk editor and deputy regional editor Ciro Scotti is moving on to a position as-yet to be announced. Replacing him is a veteran reporter who has been with the wire service since 1998.

From today’s memo by Reuters Americas editor Dayan Candappa:

Tiffany Wu has done many of the key jobs at Reuters – reporter, bureau chief, top news editor and regional specialist editor who had responsibility for the companies desking team – giving her a rounded view of the editing desk’s pivotal role.

Tiffany moved to New York eight years ago as our tech, media and telecoms editor, and was promoted to run Company News in the Americas in 2010. She joined the Top News Team in September 2012 and has helped guide our coverage of a wide range of front page stories, from cyber attacks and the fallout from the Edward Snowden leaks to big corporate shake-ups and the Quebec train derailment disaster.

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Another Year, Another Staged China Prime Minister Press Conference

NTYSinosphereLogoEvery March in the Great Hall of the People near Tiananmen Square in Beijing, a live-TV press conference with the Prime Minister of China caps an annual conference known as the National People’s Congress. And as New York Times Beijing bureau reporter Andrew Jacobs notes, every year it’s the same bogus drill:

But unbeknownst to many people in China, all the questions had been vetted in advance, with foreign reporters and Foreign Ministry officials having negotiated over what topics were permissible, and then how the acceptable questions would be phrased.

This year CNN, Reuters, CNBC, The Associated Press and the Financial Times were among the outlets permitted to ask questions. Most of those who covered the event agreed it was a lackluster affair, without even a nugget of bona fide news.

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Reuters Reporter Gathers More Info About Chinese NYT Suitor

ChenGuangbiaoHeadshotWhether or not Chen Guangbiao‘s efforts to become a major stakeholder of the New York Times succeed, there’s no doubt that his life story is a remarkable rags-to-riches tale. Before making his fortune with Jiangsu Huangpu Recycling Resources, a company that salvages the remains of torn-down buildings, Guangbiao overcame some tough odds. From the latest report by Reuters reporter Megha Rajagopalan, who spoke to the tycoon today:

“His home village was a very poor place, and they suffered a lot when he was young,” said Hu Xi, a college student and family friend. “His neighbours, who saw him grow up, believe his persona is completely genuine.”

Two of his siblings starved to death when he was four. Chen completed high school, working during the summers to pay his tuition, and went on to study Chinese medicine in the provincial capital before starting down the path of entrepreneurship.

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Chinese Tycoon Wants to Buy the New York Times

Talk about ending the year with a bang. Megha Rajagopalan, a politics and general news correspondent for Reuters in Beijing, just tweeted the following. A mega pick-up by Megha, as it were:

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According to her piece and other Chinese media reports, colorful recycling magnate turned philanthropist Chen Guangbiao has been thinking about buying the New York Times for the past couple of years and is finally set to move on his grandiose plan. He says he will meet in New York on January 5 with one of the paper’s major shareholders:

“There’s nothing that can’t be bought for the right price,” Chen told Reuters.

It is unlikely that the Times, which has long been controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family, would sell to Chen.

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