New Media Desk, Several New Hires, and One Promotion at the Washington Examiner

logo-washington-examiner-medium21The Washington Examiner Wednesday announced several new hires and one promotion.

Former FishbowlDC writer Eddie Scarry is departing Mediaite for the Examiner’s newly created Media Desk, to be joined by T. Becket Adams from the Examiner’s commentary section. Both will hold the title of media writer and report to executive editor Mark Tapscott. Scarry and Adams start November 17.

Sarah Westwood and Ethan Barton have both also been hired as investigative reporters. Westwood comes from the Young Americas Foundation’s National Journalism Center and Barton from the Capitol News Service, an output of UMD’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

And joining in December, Claire Daniel, a contributor to Mediabistro’s GalleyCat and the digital and social publicity director of Hilsinger-Mendelson, will join the Examiner as a senior digital media strategist.

On the creation of the Examiner’s new Media Desk, editorial director Hugo Gurdon said, “It’s not just what the media covers that is important, but also the way they cover it. We recognize it as an important subject to report on.”