RD Recap: Changes at WaPo; NY Daily News Up for Grabs

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Revolving DoorThe New York Times promotes strategy and innovation editor Kinsey Wilson to executive vice president of product and technology. He joined the paper’s masthead in November after a stint as chief content officer at NPR. Meanwhile, Sulzberger family member David Perpich is the new senior vice president of product and Paul Smurl is saying goodbye after 10 years to join a startup… The Washington Post decides “to internally transfer or eliminate certain non-Newsroom positions, where appropriate,” while simultaneously touting the 17 journalists it hired in the past three months. The paper would also like you to know that Fast Company recently named it the “Number One Most Innovative Media Company in the World.”…

Would you like to buy the New York Daily News? You’ll have to outbid Cablevision’s James Dolan, which shouldn’t be too difficult as he’s only in for $1. Some of the other suitors are looking to spend more, but far from the $150 million to $200 million owner Mort Zuckerman was hoping to get.. Meredith Corporation hires Kim Martin as chief strategy officer. She previously served as president and general manager of WE tv for nine years and also held positions at AMC-owned Rainbow Media and Discovery Networks… Read More