Jeremy Barr Takes Over for Michael Sebastian at Ad Age

Politico Media editor starts at his new digs Nov. 30.

JeremyBarrHeadshotMore than once on the Politico Media beat, associate editor Jeremy Barr (pictured) has noted a covert Friday news dump. While this is not quite that, it’s certainly why we missed until today some big personal news tweeted out by the reporter Nov. 20. On the flip side of Thanksgiving, Barr will start crafting his investigative work and commentary for Ad Age.

Barr joined Capital New York in the spring of 2014. He was previously a contributor to Poynter and also interned for AFP while earning his 2012-13 Master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.

Barr replaces Michael Sebastian, who departed Ad Age a few months ago for a choice position with Hearst. And perhaps soon, at his new home, Barr can report on Politico Media finally updating their URL. We’ve certainly dealt with our own share of website issues, but c’mon Politico!

Barr’s first item for Politico was about a blog launched by disgraced former New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer. We look forward to reading his inaugural contribution to Ad Age as the publication’s digital media reporter.