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Dean Baquet: ‘I Never Said to Anyone It’s Me or Jill’

We hope you’re not tired of the Jill Abramson/New York Times drama, because it appears that Dean Baquet — the new executive editor of the paper — isn’t. He gave a long interview with NPR, and touched on several storylines that have been floating around.

Baquet denied the rumor that he had told Arthur Sulzberger Jr. he needed to fire Abramson or he would walk. ”I never said to anyone it’s me or Jill,” he told NPR. “I think that’s a simplistic calculation. I don’t think there’s any question that I made it known that I was a little unhappy.”

As for that unhappiness, Baquet confirmed that he was upset Abramson wanted to hire The Guardian’s Janine Gibson as a co-managing editor. He also poured more fuel on the narrative that Abramson wasn’t well liked in the newsroom:

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Guardian U.S. EIC at Center of Jill Abramson Dismissal

Talk about being an innocent and yet momentous bystander.

JanineGibsonTwitterProfilePicPer an article by David Carr and Ravi Somaiya, the final straw with regards to alleged tensions in the New York Times newsroom triangulated new executive editor Dean Baquet, predecessor Jill Abramson and Guardian U.S. editor-in-chief Janine Gibson (pictured). From their piece:

In recent weeks, these people said, Mr. Baquet had become angered over a decision by Ms. Abramson to make a job offer to a senior editor from The Guardian, Janine Gibson, and install her alongside him in a co-managing editor position without consulting him. It escalated the conflict between them and rose to the attention of Mr. Sulzberger.

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The FishbowlNY 60-Second Interview with Joe Pompeo

JoePompeoPicYou read the headline right. To highlight Capital New York’s ongoing and very informative Q&A series “60-Second Interview,” we decided to throw that format at the man who came up with the idea – senior reporter Joe Pompeo.

We wanted to adhere as closely as possible to the way Capital does these. So, the conversation was conducted via email and consisted of five questions.

Although these 60-Second Interviews are initially available only to Capital Pro subscribers, they are eventually archived to the open Web. Our thanks to Joe as well as to Capital’s media and marketing associate Caitlin O’Connell for their help with this.

FISHBOWLNY: Which 60-Second Interviews (and/or remarks within) have gotten the most reaction so far?

POMPEO: Obviously the ones we’ve done with “celebrity” type media figures have been pretty popular: Larry King, Glenn Beck, Jay McInerney, etc. I seem to recall our Shane Smith installment going a bit viral. One of our very first ones was with Janine Gibson from Guardian U.S. and that got a lot of traction.

FISHBOWLNY: How is each participant selected? Is it pretty much just up to you, and dependent on access, or is it a daily editorial meeting discussion?

POMPEO: Oh it’s all much more casual than that. And while I was the one who came up with the feature in the first place, I’m by no means the arbiter. Basically everyone on our seven-person media desk is constantly brainstorming and putting out requests. We started getting pitches from publicists and sources pretty early on, too, which is great in terms of feeding the beast. It’s never fun when 5 p.m. rolls around and we realize we don’t have an interviewee lined up for the following morning.

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Guardian US Adds Feminist Columnist Jessica Valenti

TheGuardianLogoStarting in late April, author and journalist Jessica Valenti will be contributing daily to The Guardian‘s “Comment is Free” opinion section. From today’s announcement by the paper’s U.S. editor-in-chief Janine Gibson:

Valenti was previously a columnist for The Nation, where she wrote weekly for thenation.com and penned the bi-monthly “Body Politic” column. She is the founder of feministing.com, which Columbia Journalism Review called “head and shoulders above almost any writing on women’s issues in mainstream media.”

She is the author of four award-winning books, including The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women, which won the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Award and was made into a documentary by the Media Education Foundation. Her latest book, Why Have Kids: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness, was called a “brave and bracing critique of our unrealistic parenting ideals” by Elle magazine.

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The Guardian Hires Matt Sullivan as US Opinion Editor

TheGuardianLogoThe Guardian has hired Matt Sullivan as its US opinion editor. Sullivan comes to the Guardian from the New York Times, where he had been since July of last year. Previously, Sullivan was deputy editor of The Wire and web director for Esquire.

“Matt is a skillful editor. His wealth of experience bringing provocative and important voices to the web will help to sharpen our unique perspective and deepen our dynamic mix of thought-provoking voices,” said Janine Gibson, the Guardian US’s editor, in a statement. “We’re thrilled he’s joining our growing US team.”

Sullivan will begin at the Guardian on February 10.

The Guardian Finds Its U.S. News Editor

KoppelmanHeadshotAt the beginning of August, we highlighted – as we sometimes like to – a noteworthy NYC journalism job ad. So it seemed only natural to let you know who went on to land this particular choice gig.

Moving over October 14 from The New Yorker to The Guardian as U.S. news editor is Alex Koppelman. From today’s announcement:

“Alex brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective that will help us move into the next phase of our growth as a firmly entrenched U.S. news operation,” said Guardian U.S. editor Janine Gibson.

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Nick Davies Joins The Guardian US

Nick Davies is joining The Guardian’s US edition. Davies is most widely known for breaking the News International phone hacking scandal for The Guardian.

Davies is also a former winner of the British Press Awards’ Reporter of The Year, Feature Writer of The Year and Journalist of The Year. The Press Gazette reports that Davies will be based in Los Angeles.

The Guardian US now has 29 editorial staffers. It is edited by Janine Gibson.

Spencer Ackerman Joins Guardian US

Spencer Ackerman is joining the Guardian US as its national security editor. Ackerman was most recently with Wired as a senior writer. During his time there he anchored the Danger Room blog. Ackerman tweeted that he was “excited and honored” to be joining the Guardian’s team.

In a statement, the Guardian US’s editor-in-chief, Janine Gibson, said, “Spencer is a must-read reporter with extraordinary knowledge of his patch. His passion and determination to break stories chimes perfectly with the Guardian’s long-held commitment to accountability and transparency. We’re all excited that he has decided to join our growing US team.”

Ackerman’s first day is June 2.

Heidi Moore Joins The Guardian U.S.

The Guardian has announced that Heidi Moore is joining its U.S. team as finance and economics editor. Moore is a former New York bureau chief and Wall Street correspondent for Marketplace. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, New York Magazine and more.

“Heidi brings enviable reporting and commentary skills to the Guardian as we work to grow our coverage of business and finance in the US,” said the Guardian U.S.’s editor-in-chief, Janine Gibson, in a statement. “Her wealth of knowledge and experience are matched by her talent for analyzing and interpreting financial issues in an accessible way. We’re delighted to welcome her to the team.”

Moore said that she was excited to join such a respected publication. “The Guardian’s innovative approach to journalism and its smart discourse offer a unique platform to give readers global news, analysis and tools to participate in the financial discussion that affects their daily lives,” explained Moore.

Glenn Greenwald Departs Salon for U.S. Guardian

Glenn Greenwald is leaving Salon, where he has been since 2007, for the U.S. edition of The Guardian. Politico reports that Greenwald will post daily in the Guardian’s “Comment is Free” section, will pen a weekly column, and his work will also occasionally run in print.

“We’re really, really happy with the people that we’ve signed; they’re all good at attacking what they do in different ways,” Janine Gibson, the editor-in-chief of The Guardian U.S., told Politico. “Glenn has written for us before, and he is a really good fit. We love the way he talks to and with his readers.”

“When I first discussed the possibility of moving here back in February, 2007, my only nonnegotiable demand was that I enjoy full editorial independence,” writes Greenwald. “They have completely adhered to that arrangement — not with passive tolerance, but active support and encouragement. Even when influential political and media figures vehemently complained about the criticisms I wrote, Salon’s editors unfailingly stood behind my work.”

Greenwald starts at The Guardian on August 20.

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