Ever want the opportunity to follow in a star’s footsteps? Well you might well soon get the chance as two large organizations lost media reporting studs (does that exist) today. Both AOL and New York Observer learned that their star reporters are stepping away for new projects elsewhere.
First, AOL, which learned that media reporter Jeff Bercovici will join the new blogging platform at Forbes. A huge loss for AOL, which has attempted in recent years to bring on high-profile journalists in an effort to legitimize its reporting.
The other media reporter deciding to call it quits at his old job is the Observer‘s John Koblin, who plans to join his old editor, Peter Kaplan, over at Women’s Wear Daily. He’ll be running the Memo Pad, which the Village Voice says has had “some bigger-ticket media industry reporters over the years.”
“The Observer was my first job out of school, and I’ve had the best time here,” said Koplin to the Village Voice. “WWD is a fantastic source for media coverage, and I can’t wait to join their team. Also! It’s gong to be a lot of fun to work in an office with Peter Kaplan again.”
It’s a good time to be a media reporter looking for that next gig. Get the resume ready.
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