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Big Changes at The New Republic (FishbowlNY)
In this, the New Republic’s 100th year, a new direction. FishbowlDC Franklin Foer, editor of TNR, sent out a staff email Thursday announcing his resignation from the magazine. Capital New York Literary editor Leon Wieseltier is also out. Gabriel Snyder, a former editor of The Atlantic Wire and most recently a digital adviser at Bloomberg, has been tapped to succeed Foer, TNR chief executive Guy Vidra wrote in an email to staff. Furthermore, the magazine will be reducing its frequency from 20 to 10 issues a year, moving from Washington D.C. to an office in New York City’s Union Square and “making some changes to staff structure,” Vidra added. HuffPost Speculation had run rampant that Foer might leave the magazine, which he returned to edit in 2012 following its sale to Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. Some staffers fear that Hughes and chief executive Vidra are too focused on increasing Web traffic, and that such a strategy could pull the magazine away from its legacy of narrative journalism and criticism. In his memo to staff Thursday, Foer acknowledged the competing plans for the magazine’s future. “Chris and Guy have significant plans for this place,” he wrote. “And their plans and my own vision for TNR meaningfully diverge.” Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Hughes bought TNR in 2012 at the age of 28 with ambitions of restoring its esteemed place in Washington media. Instead, TNR failed to hire marquee names, struggled to attract advertisers and failed to gain a prominent place in the conversation.

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TheStreet Names Managing Editor, Tech Reporter

TheStreet logo GTheStreet.com has hired Scott Billings as managing editor and Jennifer Van Grove as a tech and social media reporter.

Billings comes to TheStreet from Hawthorne Writers, which he founded. He previously worked as CNBC’s senior news editor for six years. He also spent more than a decade with The Wall Street Journal. Van Grove most recently worked for CNET as a reporter covering breaking news stories.

“Our mission is to offer investors credible insights that will help them make the best decisions about their money,” said Elisabeth DeMarse, TheStreet’s president, in a statement. “Our newsroom has really been taking shape under the leadership of editor-in-chief Janet Guyon in recent months, and adding Scott and Jennifer to the team will undoubtedly further the company’s goal.”

GeekWire Shoots Down the Idea of ‘Microsoft Square Garden’

MSG-Network1The Bay Area correspondent for Seattle website GeekWire has spoken. After reading today’s TheStreet op ed by contributor Jonathan Yates, Blair Hanley Frank rifled off an angry response:

So wait, let me get this straight: buying Madison Square Garden, for whatever exorbitant sum that might cost, is a good idea because it keeps Microsoft from buying a tech company?

The way Yates sees it, Microsoft made a bad deal in 2007 [for aQuantitative], so it should spend money on a sports stadium. Really.

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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.

TheStreet Expands Video Team

TheStreet is expanding again. Last week Herb Greenberg rejoined the site, and today it has announced some moves in its video department. Below are the details.

  • Mark Sugarman joins as video creative director. Sugarman comes to TheStreet from MSNBC’s Ed Show, where he served as lead motion graphics artist. He has also worked at Fox Business Network and Bloomberg TV.
  • Sophie Bearman and Jeremy Jennings have joined TheStreet as associate producers. Bearman is a 2013 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University. Jennings is a graduate of Radford University.
  • Daniel Lebo has moved to a new role as video optimization manager. He was most recently a video producer. Lebo has been with The Street since 2011.

Herb Greenberg Rejoins TheStreet

Herb Greenberg is returning to TheStreet. At TheStreet, Greenberg will write a daily blog, contribute to Real Money’s “Columnist Conversation” and edit “Herb Greenberg’s Reality Check,” a subscription newsletter.

Greenberg was with TheStreet from 1998 to 2006, when he left to join Marketwatch. He then joined CNBC, and will remain a contributor there.

“We’re thrilled Herb Greenberg is returning to TheStreet,” said TheStreet’s CEO and chairman, Elisabeth DeMarse, in a statement. “No one is more passionate and does more work around companies and industries than Herb does. He sparks serious conversation to help investors separate speculation from reality by shining a spotlight on risks. Our goal is to educate investors, and help investors make money.  But avoiding losing money is just as important as making it — and nobody does it better than Herb.”

Greenberg will be based in San Diego.