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New High-Profile Hires At Yahoo!

Yahoo! has added four new hires to its entertainment page, reports Variety.com.

The brand-new team is headed up by managing editor Courtney Reimer and deputy editor Mark Lisanti, with new reporters Will Leitch, Caryn Ganz, Erin Carlson and Lindsay Robertson. Together they boast an impressive resume: Leitch was the founder of Deadspin and writers have worked at New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Jezebel and the Associated Press.

ME Reimer said that she chose these four partly for their “popular and respected bylines in the industry.”

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From Digital To Print: Apparently You Gotta Build A Site With 1.8 Million Monthlies

Want to transition from digital to print? Will Leitch did it, after founding Deadspin.com—which now gets 1.8 million monthly readers according to Gawker.

Leitch left Deadspin in 2008 to become a contributing editor at New York Magazine, so this isn’t really big news, but with his fourth book coming out in May, the Atlantic decided to talk to Leitch about the future of news.

I, like many, am firm in the belief that people will always pay for quality journalism. We haven’t figured that out exactly how that works yet, and I certainly wouldn’t trust any journalist to figure out how. (Most journalists I know don’t even know how overdraft protection on their checking account works.) But it has to be out there. We’ll get there. It will all sort itself out. It’s just going to take time.