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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…

August 25, 2011, 6:29 AM EDT

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…

August 24, 2011, 6:36 PM EDT

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…

August 22, 2011, 6:37 AM EDT

Who's Writing Jon Huntsman’s Tweets? Hint: It's not Jon Huntsman

The media is all abuzz about Jon Huntsman’s Twitter account, which established a new tone on Thursday morning, when the campaign responded to Rick Perry’s thoughts on evolution with this…

August 19, 2011, 2:04 PM EDT

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…

August 18, 2011, 1:06 PM EDT

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…

August 18, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT

Top Designer Calls Controversial HuffPo Contest Unethical President of American Institute of Graphic Arts weighs in

The entry period for the Huffington Post Politics Icon Competition may have ended, but the backlash from the design community is still going strong. After Monday’s onslaught of angry comments from…

August 16, 2011, 10:12 AM EDT

Design Community Up in Arms Over Huffington Post Logo Contest Site asked designers to come up with new icon for free

The Huffington Post, which has been antagonizing writers and news outlets for years with its practice of not paying blog contributors and its aggressive aggregation strategy, can add another community…

August 15, 2011, 3:21 PM EDT

DNAinfo Goes Block by Block News site churns neighborhood coverage—but can they sell enough hyperlocal ads against it?

They say there are eight million stories in New York City. But DNAinfo.com, a hyperlocal, hyperactive Manhattan news site rumored to be considering a bid for the New York Daily…

July 25, 2011, 6:33 AM EDT

David Leonhardt Named 'NYT' Washington Bureau Chief Appointment signals renewed emphasis on economic coverage

New York Times’ “Economic Scene” columnist David Leonhardt was named as the paper’s next Washington bureau chief on Friday. Leonhardt, 38, has been with the Times since 1999, and since 2005…

July 22, 2011, 12:03 PM EDT

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