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Kerry Lauerman to Join The Washington Post as Senior Editor for Mobile Initiative

G3jOYgYtA day shy of a year of tweeting his leaving Salon.com to lead new startup site The Dodo, The Washington Post announces Kerry Lauerman will join the outlet as a senior editor, leading a new mobile initiative.

On June 5, 2013, Kerry announced he was leaving Salon.com where he served as editor-in-chief. He spent 13 years at the website, serving as its culture editor, Washington bureau chief, and founder of Open Salon. Prior to joining Salon, he was an editor at Mother Jones, The New York Times Magazine, and Forbes ASAP, which ceased production in 2002 after ten years of covering the digital economy.

In an announcement this morning, Senior Editor of Digital News Cory Haik, Executive Editor Marty Baron, Managing Editor Kevin Merida and Managing Editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, said that, “Kerry’s strong editing skills, the vast range of his experience, and his time spent building new products and luring new readers make him especially well-equipped for an initiative focused on the fast-growing mobile readership. Kerry brings to our mobile ambitions the perfect blend of innovation and journalistic chops, as well as a collaborative spirit.”

Kerry will start July 7 and will report to Haik.

Bloomberg Businessweek Welcomes Allison Hoffman and Josh Eidelson

Eidelson Headshot Fence AllisonHoffmanPhotoBloomberg Businessweek today announced the hires of Allison Hoffman and Josh Eidelson to the magazine this month. Hoffman will serve as an associate editor, editing and writing stories for the magazine’s Politics & Policy section and for Businessweek.com. Eidelson will be a reporter, writing for the magazine and website.

Hoffman was most recently with Tablet, where she edited the News & Politics section. Prior to that she was a metro reporter at the LA Times; a reporter for the AP in San Diego; and a fact checker at the New Yorker.

Eidelson joins Businessweek from Salon, where he reported on politics, policy, and labor issues. Prior to that, he was with The Nation.

POLITICO Hires ‘Citizen Journo’ Daniel Lippman for Playbook

fc8fef994c6d7779cb66a4310822f4dc_400x400POLITICO’s executive editor Rick Berke last hour announced the full-time hire of Daniel Lippman. Lippman was profiled by POLITICO Click (R.I.P.) in 2009 for his email correspondence with DC media often identifying corrections and grammatical errors and offering suggestions – this when he was just a 19-year-old student at GW.

Lippman is set to serve as a researcher/reporter, with primary duties helping Mike Allen on Playbook and Capital Playbook. He has interned for The Wall Street Journal, McClatchy Newspapers, and Reuters.

See the full memo after the jump. CoNgRaTs Daniel! Read more

MEMO: CNN’s Jeff Zucker “Proud” to Work at CNN

In an internal memo to CNN and HLN staff this afternoon, CNN President Jeff Zucker explains how proud he is to work at the network. Following this week’s launch of the new CNN original series “The Sixties,” Zucker highlights the network’s reporting on the VA scandal and names Drew Griffin, Nelli Black, Scott Bronstein and Curt Devine as instrumental to the outlet’s success.

“CNN is evolving. Our commitment to news, investigative journalism and inspired storytelling is what we are all about.

Read the internal memo after the jump. Read more

FNC’s Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren Snag Hillary Clinton Interview

GretaBretWhat sounds more fun for Hillary Clinton than sitting down for an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier? Adding Greta Van Susteren into the mix, of course!

Baier and Susteren will jointly interview the former US Secretary of State, Senator, and First Lady as part of her upcoming book tour.

Hard Choices is set to release by Simon & Schuster on Tuesday, June 10. In the book, Clinton offers an “inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future.”

The half-hour interview will air Tuesday, June 17th from 6:45 – 7:15 pm, closing out Baier’s “Special Report” and opening Van Susteren’s “On the Record.” Read more

theGrio.com’s Perry Bacon, Jr. Promoted to Senior Political Reporter

perry.jpgAn internal memo distributed to the DC bureau of NBC News today names Perry Bacon, Jr. the network’s newest Senior Political Reporter. Bacon will work closely with Chuck Todd and Mark Murray and lead in coverage of the 2014 and 2016 campaigns.

Bacon most recently was political editor for theGrio.com and contributed to MSNBC. He’s well poised for his new role, having led theGrio’s coverage of the 2012 election and President Obama’s second term. Prior to that, he covered politics for TIME and The Washington Post.

The promotion is effective immediately.

See the full memo, from DC bureau chief Ken Strickland and Todd, after the jump. Read more

Huff Post’s Michael Grass to Join Government Executive as Senior Editor

This afternoon, Atlantic Media has announced the hire of Michael Grass as senior editor of its state and local brand – Government Executive. Well known in DC as a founding co-editor of DCist.com, Grass was most recently with The Huffington Post where he covered local DC, Maryland, and Virginia news. Prior to that, he was an editor at the Washington City Paper, managing editor of the New York Observer’s Politicker.com, and local editor of the Washington Post Express.

EVP and editor-in-chief of Government Executive Media Group Tom Shoop said of Grass, “His pedigree in digital journalism and passion for state and local issues makes him the perfect person to launch our state and local coverage.”

Set to launch Summer 2014, the state and local initiative will be in digital and for mobile and incorporate events.

Click through for the full announcement. Read more

Ted Iobst Named VP of Digital at Government Executive Media Group

Ted Iobst via LinkedIn

Ted Iobst via LinkedIn

Government Executive Media Group today announced the addition of two new leadership roles, promoting Ted Iobst to VP of digital and Government Business Council and Bridget Forbes to digital director.

Iobst will work to develop GEMG’s long-term digital strategy lead revenue and digital product development across Government Executive, Nextgov, and Defense One. He previously led Government Business Council.

Forbes was most recently a digital operations manager for the group.

Earlier this month, Krystle Kopacz was named COO of the National Journal Group.

Wash Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth Announces Newsroom Move to One Franklin Square

Washington Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth announced in a memo to staff the paper’s relocation to One Franklin Square. Slated for 2016, the new building is said to be “modern” and “light-filled.”

Weymouth’s memo and accompanying release, after the jump. Read more

Mark Preston Named Executive Editor of CNN Politics

CNN Washington Bureau Chief Sam Fiest announced today that Mark Preston has been named executive editor of CNN Politics. Preston has served as CNN’s political director since 2011.

In this role, Preston will continue to cover campaigns, polling, and political events, as well as lead network coverage of political events including the debates.

“Mark’s new role will put CNN in a terrific position heading into the mid-term elections and beyond,” said Feist in a network release. “Mark’s relationships in the political world are among the strongest in journalism and we look forward to Mark leveraging these connections as he organizes events and reports on the upcoming campaign.”

Preston joined CNN as political editor in 2005 and prior to that, was a senior staff writer at Roll Call.

 

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