RD Recap: A Firing at the Las Vegas Review-Journal; Hires at Politico

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

It’s getting ugly at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which Sheldon Adelson purchased last year. The latest is that editor J. Keith Moyer is apparently looking to let go staffers who are disloyal to the publication. One casualty appears to be features editor Stephanie Grimes, who said her goodbyes a week after a meeting about “the importance of company loyalty.” In her words: “I’ve known this was coming from day one. A hyper-conservative middle-aged white man walks into a newsroom and finds a 26-year-old mixed-race woman in charge of an entire department? The humanity! Keith never made me feel welcome in his newsroom and made it clear in every conversation that he didn’t trust me. It was only a matter of time before he pulled the trigger.”…

Julia Ioffe lands at Politico Magazine as a contributing writer, news she announced with a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air gif. Additionally, Michael Vasquez joins Politico as education editor, moving from The Miami Herald… Colin Bodell will stay at Time Inc., telling Keith J. Kelly, “I am gainfully employed by Time Inc. and looking forward to a long and fruitful career with them,” despite rumors to the contrary. Keeping the former Amazon vp would be a boon for the publishing company as it looks to straighten out its digital presence… Real Simple hires BuzzFeed photo director Brian Madigan as director of video and installs Hannah Norling as assistant producer for RealSimple.com. She had been an editorial fellow at Southern Living… Read more