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Jack Shafer Joins Reuters

In interview, former Slate columnist says he's 'damn happy' about move

Media critic Jack Shafer, who was laid off by Slate last month, announced Tuesday that he had been hired as a columnist at Reuters, where he will report to opinion…

Jill Abramson's Email to 'New York Times' Staff

New executive editor to focus on digital innovation

In a Tuesday email from Jill Abramson to her staff, the new executive editor of The New York Times laid out what she and the other editorial leaders at the…

'NYT' Steals Two From 'WSJ'

Hires come on Jill Abramson’s first day as editor

Just hours into Jill Abramson’s first day as executive editor, The New York Times is already poaching from the competition. On Tuesday, two longtime reporters from The Wall Street Journal…

Can Politico Win Again?

Blogger Ben Smith helped the site dominate the 2008 election cycle—but Twitter’s encroaching on its turf

Ben Smith has a problem. If there is such a thing as the prototypical political news blogger, then he’s it. Smith didn’t quite invent the form, but over the six years…

'New York Times', 'Guardian' Condemn WikiLeaks

Former partners say leak endangers sources

The whistle-blowing organization WikiLeaks is in hot water again—and this time, it is being condemned by news outlets that had been its partners. In a joint statement they put out Friday,…

An Interview With Jack Shafer

Slate columnist talks about being laid off, and his future

Slate media critic and Press Box columnist Jack Shafer lost his job on Wednesday. He was, along with three others, part of a round of layoffs at the online news…

Slate Lays Off Jack Shafer, 3 Others

Editor David Plotz confirms 'reductions'

Slate, the online news magazine owned by the Washington Post Company, has laid off four employees, including editor-at-large Jack Shafer, Adweek has learned.  “We have made some editorial changes, including a…

Watch the Throne

Could Chase Carey really take over News Corp.?

If, heaven forbid, Rupert Murdoch were to be struck by lightning, or if he just happened to go to jail, he insists that Chase Carey—the mustachioed, Budweiser-drinking, Yankee COO of…

Newsweek-Daily Beast Announces New Hires, Promotions

Kyle Pope editor-at-large

Tina Brown’s Newsweek-Daily Beast Company got hit hard last week. First, editor-at-large Randall Lane left to become editor of Forbes, and then international general manager Alan Bone bounced to Bloomberg…

Huffington Post Relaunches Fashion Site

Original ‘Style’ editor Anya Strzemien returns to run vertical

Not a business day goes by that the Huffington Post doesn’t seem to be launching a new vertical—for parents, environmentalists, Latinos, the recently married or the recently divorced. Yesterday saw…