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Changes At NYT Magazine

Deborah Solomon will no longer be contributing her “Questions For…” column to the New York Times Magazine, reports the New York Observer.

Meanwhile, NY Mag says that Ethicist Randy Cohen is also leaving the magazine, though editor Hugo Lindgren is “expected to appoint a new Ethicist shortly.”

What’s next for these stalwarts of the magazine? (Solomon’s column has been running since 2003, while Cohen’s had his feature for over a decade.)

Solomon told the Observer that she plans on “devot[ing her]self to my long-overdue, almost-finished biography of Norman Rockwell…I also plan to continue asking as many impertinent questions as possible.” She may also continue to write for the paper in other areas.

For Cohen’s part, NY Mag says he will develop a public radio show about ethics.

Update: Well, that was fast. According to Keith Kelly, Ariel Kaminer is the magazine’s new Ethicist.

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Bartenders Start Tweeting While New York Times Magazine Finds its New Editor, Plus Other News of the Day

- Well it’s over, and it only seems like yesterday when we first began talking about the potential suitors for Newsweek. Actually, scratch that. Finally, the transition is over! The Washington Post Co. officially handed Sidney Harman the keys to Newsweek today. But the company didn’t announce how much it received for the magazine. Now we will start to see the real changes as rumors of a Daily Beast partnership continue to circle the troubled weekly.

- New York Times magazine finally got its next top editor. But it’s not who most people expected. They brought on Bloomberg Businessweek‘s executive editor Hugo Lindgren, who has spent time at the Times Magazine, as well as New York magazine. But check out this internal memo from NYT executive editor Bill Keller. He actually uses a non-attributed quote to say why they hired Lindgren. “‘He’s very smart, wildly creative and charismatic,’” says one editor who has worked closely with him. ‘People like him and want to do their best work for him. He just has a great magazine head.’” What? They couldn’t get anyone on record?

- All right, enough already, National Journal. We get it, you want to hire top talent, but does it have to be everyday? Now they brought on Newsweek senior editor Adam Kushner to take over as deputy magazine editor. “Adam will inject rigor and discipline to our analyses, ensuring that our reporters seize the heart of every story and not its capillaries,” said National Journal Group Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier in a press release. “Under his guidance, National Journal readers won’t be left asking, ‘So what? Why does this matter?’ They’ll know what happened in Washington and why it’s relevant to their lives and work.” OK, are you all done already?

- It seems everyone needs to know social media these days, and if you’re in Chicago that includes bartenders. The Awl found this job listing for a bartender in Chicago that is an “established networker both in person and through social media.” Really, they need a bartender with a thousand Twitter followers? I’m not sure I want my bartender tweeting, but I guess that could just be me.