We’ve got a sweet interview with the digital director of Conde Nast UK…the news that Josh Fruhlinger, of Engadget, is heading to TMZ of all places (bit of an industry switch, innit?), and some other great stories below. PS, TGIF, am I right?
So many new hires were announced yesterday, that that’s what we’re focusing on for our morning news roundup. Los Angeles Magazine, Dow Jones, and the AP are among those who announced new staff yesterday. This and a simply SHOCKING report of Arianna Huffington being difficult to work with. If that’s true, what other foundations of our modern lives might be, instead, farce?
- Los Angeles Magazine Adds Two New Editors (via FishbowlLA)
- Entertainment Weekly Promotes Executive Editor (via FishbowlNY)
- Dow Jones Newswires names new U.S. equities editor (via Talking Biz News)
- AP adds WH national security writer (via JIMROMENESKO.COM)
- Arianna Huffington is Hard to Work With? (via FishbowlNY)
- LA Times hires new health care reporter (via Talking Biz News)
- Atlantic Media Adds Senior Editor to Business Vertical (via FishbowlNY)
Write a cover letter that’ll knock’em dead rather than just rough ‘em up a little….Zach Seward joins Atlantic Media after a little over a year at the WSJ….and more news you need.
- How to Write a Knock-’em-Dead Cover Letter (via On Careers)
- Zach Seward leaves WSJ for Atlantic Media (via JIMROMENESKO.COM)
- Canadian biz journalist joins PR firm (via Talking Biz News)
- HuffPo biz editor Goodman to do more writing (via Talking Biz News)
- Toria Garrett and Leland Kass Named ‘Lucky’ Associate Publisher and Marketing Director (via MinOnline)
The NYT has hired a new banking reporter (Jessica Silver-Greenberg) from the Wall Street Journal….Forbes is confirmed to be among one of Narrative Science’s 30 clients, using a computer program to generate finance stories….Mario Ruiz explains why he left the Huffington Post…and more stories from the long weekend. Welcome back everyone.
- NYT hires banking reporter from WSJ (via Talking Biz News)
- 30 Clients Using Computer-Generated Stories Instead of Writers (via GalleyCat)
- Ruiz on leaving The Huffington Post: ‘It’s a natural time to assess where I am in my life’ (via Poynter. » MediaWire)
- George Sass, Arnie Hammerman Named Power & Motoryacht Editor-in-Chief and Publisher (via MinOnline)
When some XXL staffers posted a video of rapper Too $hort saying offensive things about women, the mag took the video down and apologized…now the staffers responsible for posting the video have been suspended, but as FBNY suggests, perhaps the damage is already done….this and more stories below.
The plaintiffs, along with others laid off last year, were all over the age of 50, and the company ended up bringing in younger people to do their jobs, the suit alleges…..When we read the headline below, we admit we immediately thought, “Hilton?” But no, this is a post about Manuel Perez, which makes way more sense….and more news below.
- Lawsuit alleges age discrimination at Cincinnati Enquirer (via JIMROMENESKO.COM)
- Perez Named Editorial Director for CNN Digital (via FishbowlDC)
- CQ Roll Call Hires an Economics Editor (via FishbowlDC)
- Kitty Morgan Named Sunset Editor-in-Chief (via MinOnline :: Breaking News & Views)
- CNN Ending Larry King Specials (via TVNewser)
- Last…check out this poster the New York Times guild made. NYT union poster features Janet Robinson and her golden parachute (via JIMROMENESKO.COM)
- Former Politico reporter to write tell-all novel (via Poynter MediaWire)
- Company, guild differ on healthcare, differentials (via Bee Guild Now)
- Southern Living Partners with CMT in Content Exchange (via Folio)
- New Culture Reporter at The New York Observer (via FishbowlNY)
- Last…yes, you can find love on LinkedIn, with this site that turns your network into potential dates. If your Valentine’s Day didn’t go the way you’d have wanted, perhaps it’s time to check this out? Thousands Of People Are Looking For Love On LinkedIn (LNKD) (via SAI)
Yep, that’s about the gist of it: a tip that Proximity Chicago has folded into Energy BBDO, taking at least some of the staff with the move, an auto writer goes from Detroit News to AOL Autos, and more…
- We Hear: Proximity Chicago Folds into Energy BBDO (via AgencySpy)
- Detroit News auto writer Scott Burgess jumps to AOL Autos (via JIMROMENESKO.COM)
- Cooking Light Beefs up Marketing Department (via FishbowlNY)
- Newsweek technology editor criticizes writers who have become ‘hacks for hire’ (via Poynter. MediaWire)
- Weitzner Lays Out His Plan for Summit Business Media (via MinOnline)
- And last, here’s a parody red carpet interview that won three Hofstra students a trip to cover the Oscars. Congrats, you guys. Hofstra Journalism Students Win Trip to the Oscars (via FishbowlLA)
For this Monday, we have stories about staffers leaving the Washington bureau of the LAT (that would be Tom Hamburger and Jim Oliphant), a new assignment for Time Inc’s Charlie Kammerer, and social networking explained through donuts, to name a few….happy Monday!
- Two Exits from the LA Times Washington Bureau (via FishbowlLA)
- Two Time Inc. Moves (via FishbowlNY)
- Arends joins SmartMoney (via Talking Biz News)
- CNN Cuts Staff in Jerusalem (via TVNewser)
- At last! Scientific proof that meetings make you dumber (via HR Morning)
- And a little on the lighter side….Every Single Social Network Explained Through Donuts (via SAI)
A lawyer takes a look at the Harper’s intern who sued Hearst for unpaid wages—what are the precedents here? Meanwhile, funemployment blog 405 Club makes a new set of ABCs, and more….
- When Is An “Intern” An Employee Under The FLSA? (via Wage & Hour)
- Check out our new pinboard, Unemployed Alphabet, highlighting… (via 405 Club)
- Tech journalist named Time editor at large (via Talking Biz News)
- CNBC hires exec to create reality programming (via Talking Biz News)
- Associated Press names Picht new Minnesota/Dakotas bureau chief (via Braublog)