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Dan Colarusso Succeeds Jim Roberts as Executive Editor of Reuters Digital

Dan Colarusso has been named executive editor of Reuters Digital. He was most recently head of global programming for Reuters. Prior to that he worked with Bloomberg TV, The New York Post, and more. Felix Salmon tweeted the news.

Colarusso succeeds Jim Roberts, who announced last week that he was leaving the company.

Colarusso reports to Steve Adler, Reuters’ editor-in-chief.

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Jack Welch Quits Contributing to Fortune and Reuters

Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric, has made his mind up: He will no longer contribute to Fortune or Reuters, which ran his and his wife’s columns in the past. Welch, as you probably know, garned plenty of criticism for his conspiracy theory tweet about the most recent jobs report. “Unbelievable jobs numbers,” wrote Welch. “These Chicago guys will do anything.. can’t debate so change numbers.”

Both Fortune and Rueters — among plenty of others — quickly criticized Welch’s theory. Appearing on Morning JoeFortune’s managing editor, Andy Serwer, said “I think it’s exactly the opposite of what Jack Welch is saying.” For its part, Reuters ran a story in which Welch’s idea was labled as “hilarious” by Barry Ritholtz, the CEO of Fusion IQ.

Welch’s email to Serwer and Reuters’ Steve Adler said the quitting was based entirely on his and his wife’s column not getting enough “traction” at Fortune and Reuters. Hmm… Guess we should just believe him! Right?

Managing Editor of Bloomberg TV Leaves for Reuters

Dan Colarusso is joining Reuters as its new Global Head of Programming. Colarusso was most recently Managing Editor of Bloomberg Television, and prior to that he was Portfolio.com’s editor, and had earlier stints editing the New York Post’s Business and Metro sections.

Steve Adler, Editor-in-Chief of Reuters, said in an internal memo that Colarusso will be tasked with growing the company’s “increasingly influential financial video service into a broader video offering, serving our diverse customers on all delivery platforms.”

Colarusso will report directly to Chrystia Freeland, Editor-in-Chief of Thomson Reuters Digital.

Cuts, Changes Come to Financial Video Service, Reuters Insider

It’s been 17 months since Thomson Reuters debuted an online financial video news service, available to Reuters subscribers.

However, much like the recent layoffs dotting the radio landscape, (Cumulus, Clear Channel), Thomson Reuters is doing its own restructuring going forward.

“Reuters Insider launched last year with the goal of bringing exclusive multimedia programming to our financial clients, and today we announced plans to broaden our reach to non-financial audiences,” a spokesperson says. ”The new approach will result in the redeployment of resources and in some cases the reduction of editorial staff.”

The spokesperson is unable to specify the size of the staff cutback.

Steve Adler, Thomson Reuters editor-in-chief, told staffers in an email obtained by FishbowlNY, ”The new approach, with more emphasis on high impact than high volume, will necessarily result in the reduction and redeployment of Reuters Insider editorial staff.”

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Last Week at BusinessWeek

businessweek_cover.jpgWe would have awarded the media fatigue prize last week to Condé Nast and all the speculation of what they’d cut next but, let’s face it, every week is a Condé Nast week.

Last week, the true speculation has been about Bloomberg LP‘s acquisition of BusinessWeek from McGraw-Hill: Who’s staying, who’s going, and who should step up to the plate and run the publication.

Read on for a recap of BusinessWeek news.

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More Employees Fleeing BusinessWeek?

Editor-in-chief Steve Adler has already departed BusinessWeek in lieu of the Bloomberg takeover, but are more staffers following suit? Executive editor Ellen Pollock is on her way out, according to The New York Post, and other executive editor John Byrne is moving to San Francisco, though, as an anonymous employee pointed out, doesn’t mean he’s leaving the BusinessWeek family. Is Bloomberg that bad to work for, that editors are leaving their cushy gigs out of defiance?

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