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Steve Shepard to Help Launch New Politico Vertical

politico-logo-2013Politico is expanding its subscription offerings with the launch of Campaign Pro, which is described as ”a vertical aimed at political, PAC and campaign professionals.” To help the debut along, Steve Shepard is leaving his spot as editor of National Journal’s Hotline, where he had been for the past five years, to join Politico.

Along with Shepard, others working on Campaign Pro include Mike Zapler (Politico’s politics editor); and political reporters Reid Epstein, Emily Schultheis, Juana Summers and Ellie Titus.

In a memo to staffers, Politico’s executive editor and Capital New York’s president Jim VandeHei and Politico’s deputy editor-in-chief Danielle Jones could barely hold back their excitement about the new vertical:

This is a great example of how our business model works. We can produce a product that is absolutely essential to a paying audience – and then utilize that team and coverage to write even stronger, better informed stories for our broader audience on the main site.

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Sarah Bartlett Named Dean of CUNY J-School

Sarah Bartlett has been named the new dean of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Bartlett will succeed Steve Shepard, the school’s founding dean, at the start of 2014.

In a note announcing the move, Shepard explained that her experience moved her past other candidates, such as Terry McDonnell.

“Sarah is a wonderful person to lead the CUNY J-School to new heights of excellence. As a charter member of the faculty since the day we opened, she designed many of our courses, recruited adjunct faculty members, taught several courses with distinction, launched the Center for Community and Ethnic Media, raised nearly $2 million, and was the principal writer of our 5-year strategic plan.”

“Having known Sarah for nearly 30 years, I can say with confidence: The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is in great hands,” added Shepard.

Terry McDonell Lead Candidate for CUNY J-School

Terry McDonell, the former Time Inc. veteran, is a lead candidate to succeed Steve Shepard as dean of CUNY’s graduate school of journalism. The New York Post reports that McDonell is one of three finalists being considered.

McDonell is competing against Steven Waldman, the co-founder of Beliefnet and current CEO of Daily Bridge Media, and Sarah Bartlett, a former assistant managing editor at Businessweek and founder of CUNY j-school’s Urban Reporting program and its Business & Economics subject concentrations.

McDonell had been with Time Inc. from 2002 to 2012. He spent a large chunk of that time as editor of Time Inc.’s Sports Group.