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Revolving Door: ‘NYT’ news, WHCD criticism, ABC & Univision

The New York Times started a new biweekly video series today, all about street style. The premiere episode profiles Fort Greene, Brooklyn. [h/t]

Separately, the Times has debuted ads to up its thriving digital subscriber numbers. And some of its reporters appear in a video urging the paper to settle a contract dispute with staffers.

Tom Brokaw thinks the White House Correspondents Dinner is too much of a “glittering event.” Fox News’ Ed Henry, who is also the president of the White House Correspondents Association isn’t opposed to change.

China has expelled an Al Jazeera reporter from the country over a documentary that accuses the country of using prison labor to manufacture items sold in the West. Al Jazeera closed its China bureau on Tuesday, but an exec says the incident won’t affect China’s relationship with Qatar. [via]

ABC and Univision have agreed to multiplatform partnership that will target Hispanic Americans in English. The deal includes a 24-hour news network as well as digital offerings. The channel will launch in 2013, according to the press release.

The Washington Post changed the name of Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch to Bandersnatch Cummerbund. Both names are equally fantastic. [via]

The Guardian‘s U.S. traffic reached 24.1 million in April, a year-over-year increase of 80 percent.

Warren Buffet, whose Berkshire Hathaway owns Business Wire, says he might buy more newspapers. [via]

Here are a few more changes from the media world.

Robbie Durand has been named editor-in-chief at Flex. He had been senior science editor at Muscular Development. (FishbowlNY)

Lauren Mack has been named travel channel editor at The Daily Meal. She had been guide, Chinese culture, at About.com. (release)

James Bennet has been named editor-in-chief at The Atlantic. He had been editor there. (FishbowlNY)

Emily Steel has been named U.S. media and marketing correspondent at The Financial Times. She had been social media editor at The Wall Street Journal. (release)

Matt Zimmerman has been named senior booking producer at Today. He had been booking producer there. (TVNewser)

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