RD Recap: Joshua Topolsky Leaving Bloomberg; New Hires at Fusion

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Revolving DoorJoshua Topolsky leaves Bloomberg following clashes with Michael Bloomberg over the direction of the website. Will more staffers follow him? …  The Washington Post gets Dave Weigel back from Bloomberg Politics. He’ll be national politics reporter at the paper he left in 2010, after his short stint as a blogger went haywire. He’ll launch a podcast and also focus on the Rand Paul presidential campaign in his new job… The New York Times loses Derek Willis, who is off to work in the politics department at ProPublica. The data journalist joined the Times in 2007… Bill McClellan takes a buyout at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, along with five other reporters and two editors. He’ll continue to write a Sunday column…

Fusion starts a “news lab,” headed up by Aleks Chan and Jason Gilbert with the help of Casey Tolan, Nidhi Prakash, Charles Pulliam-Moore, Katie McDonough, Michael Rosen, David Matthews and Patrick Hogan… The company also hires Lauren Tara LaCapra to lead the business coverage… And finally, Fusion recruits Clarence Kwei as vice president of product… Vice Sports grabs Reggie Love, formerly basketball-teammate-in-chief to the president, as editor at large… The Cut, New York Magazine’s fashion site, poaches Refinery29 editorial director Mikki Halpin to be deputy editorial director, in addition to grabbing Racked executive editor Izzy Grinspan. She’ll be senior editor… Read More