Robin Roberts announced on GMA this morning that she has a rare blood and bone marrow disease called MDS for which she is beginning treatment today. You can learn more about this disease here and watch video of Roberts revealing her illness here. But be warned, it’s absolutely heartbreaking. We wish Roberts a speedy recovery.
Christina Han has joined New York magazine’s The Cut blog as its first beauty editor. Gawker’s Maureen O’Connor announced last week she was joining the site as the first features editor.
New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg outlines five ways to get on the cover of the paper. There’s a lot of personal embarrassment involved. [via JimRomenesko.com]
Dylan Ratigan is ending his show on June 22 and leaving MSNBC all together to pursue opportunities outside of network. It’s unclear what exactly Ratigan will be doing, though NYT‘s Media Decoder blog alludes to something related to the issues that Ratigan has addressed on his show, including job creation and campaign finance reform.
Poynter.org has research results about the most shared news sources on Twitter.
Patch sets a few records. [via FishbowlNY]
More media changes below:
Max Dickstein has been named assistant sports editor at The New York Daily News. He had been news editor at amNewYork. (FishbowlNY)
Robert Moses has been named general assignment reporter at WNYW-TV in New York. He had been reporter at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis. (TVSpy)
John Schriffen has been named correspondent at ABC News. He had been general assignment reporter at WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. (TVSpy)
Wendy Ruderman has been named police bureau chief at The New York Times. She had been reporter at Philadelphia Daily News. (FishbowlNY)
Jonah Lehrer has been named staff writer at The New Yorker. He had been contributing editor at Wired. (FishbowlNY)